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Effect of infection on food intake and the nutritional state: perspectives as viewed from the viIlage
Data from a prospective study of a Guatemalan village population revealed an exceedingly high force of infection which may affect nutrition and growth from gestation onward. Maternal morbidity was higher and fetal antigenic ...
Infections and infectious diseases in a malnourished population: a long-term prospective field study
The importance of infectious disease and its role in the shaping of the history of mankind has been recognized since Biblical times. Pestilences were recorded in many classical books, while most religions developed ...
Survival and Physical Growth in Infancy and Early Childhood Study of Birth Weight and Gestational Age in a Guatemalan Indian Village
Many factors contribute independently or jointly to the cause and pathogenesis of low birth weight. Attempts to identify these factors in a given population, however, are usually unsuccessful, and conclusions ...
Viral infections during pregnancy and in early life
There is evidence that fetal antigenic stimulation and intrauterine infection is much more frequent in developing rural populations than in industrialized societies. A similar contrast is observed for postnatal intestinal ...
Public health implications of low birth weight
The present paper interpets the significance of anthropometric data of newborns from a typical Indian village of Guatemala and from the general population of Costa Rica. A good correlation exists between a deficient fetal ...
Natural history of Giardia infection of infants and children in rural Guatemala and its impact on physical growth
Longitudinal data on Giardia excretion, diarrheal disease, and physical growth during the first 3 yr of life collected more than 20 yr ago in 45 Guatemalan children were analyzed. This report describes the natural history ...
Natural history of rotavirus infection in the children of Santa Maria Cauque
(Prog Food Nutr Sci 7 p. 167-177, 1983)
A prospective observation of 45 cohort children from birth to three years of age permitted the collection of 5689 weekly stool specimens, along with frequent morbidity, dietary and growth data. Specimens tested by the ...
Antenatal events and postnatal growth and survival of children in a rural Guatemalan village
(Annals of human biology, 1976, VOL. 3, NO. 4, 303-315, 1976-07-03)
The biological features of all pregnant women and newborn infants in a typical rural village of Guatemala have been studied from 1964 to the present; 458 pregnancies have been analysed. The mothers averaged 143'1 em in ...
Secretory antibody directed against rotavirus in human milk—measurement by means of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
(The Journal of Peditrics: 93(6): 916-921. 1978, 1978-12)
Human milk contains antibodies to a variety of enteropathic agents. We utilized the method of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to investigate anti-rotavirus secretory IgA in 113 human milk and colostral specimens from a ...
Infection and Low Birth Weight in a Developing Country
A Study in an Indian Village of Guatemala
Infection and Low Birth Weight in a Developing Country A Study in an Indian Village of Guatemala
(Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(5):558-561, 1975)
The causes of fetal growth retardation and premature delivery are not well defined. Although diet, smoking, maternal weight and height, and social class can be correlated with the size of the fetus, the relative contribution ...