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Cryptosporidiosis in patients with AIDS.

R L Stuart, M E Hellard, D Jolley, D Spelman, J Hoy, E M Stevenson, M T Yates, N J Ryan, C K Fairley
Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

Cases of cryptosporidiosis in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) residing in Melbourne over a 6-year period (1990-1995) are described.

During this period 85 cases occurred, while 979 new AIDS diagnoses were notified. Over this period temporal clustering in cryptosporidial detection was evident (P=0.007), but the pattern was not statistically associated with the season, rainfall (P=0.88), mean average maximal temperature (P=0.15) or mean average minimal temperature.

Further studies should identify these risk factors and provide an opportunity to prevent this devastating disease.

Publication

  • Journal: International journal of STD & AIDS
  • Published: 01/05/1997
  • Volume: 8
  • Issue: 5
  • Pagination: 339-341

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