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Maternal Geohelminth Infections Are Associated with an Increased Susceptibility to Geohelminth Infection in Children: A Case-Control Study

  • Raaj S. Mehta,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Investigaciones, Fundacion Ecuatoriana Para la Investigacion en Salud (FEPIS), Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

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  • Alejandro Rodriguez,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Investigaciones, Fundacion Ecuatoriana Para la Investigacion en Salud (FEPIS), Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

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  • Martha Chico,

    Affiliations: Laboratorio de Investigaciones, Fundacion Ecuatoriana Para la Investigacion en Salud (FEPIS), Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, Hospital “Padre Alberto Buffoni,” Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

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  • Irene Guadalupe,

    Affiliations: Laboratorio de Investigaciones, Fundacion Ecuatoriana Para la Investigacion en Salud (FEPIS), Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, Hospital “Padre Alberto Buffoni,” Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

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  • Nely Broncano,

    Affiliations: Laboratorio de Investigaciones, Fundacion Ecuatoriana Para la Investigacion en Salud (FEPIS), Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, Hospital “Padre Alberto Buffoni,” Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

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  • Carlos Sandoval,

    Affiliations: Laboratorio de Investigaciones, Fundacion Ecuatoriana Para la Investigacion en Salud (FEPIS), Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, Hospital “Padre Alberto Buffoni,” Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

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  • Fernanda Tupiza,

    Affiliations: Laboratorio de Investigaciones, Fundacion Ecuatoriana Para la Investigacion en Salud (FEPIS), Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador

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  • Edward Mitre,

    Affiliation: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Philip J. Cooper mail

    P.J.Cooper@liv.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Laboratorio de Investigaciones, Fundacion Ecuatoriana Para la Investigacion en Salud (FEPIS), Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, Hospital “Padre Alberto Buffoni,” Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 24, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001753

About the Authors

Raaj S. Mehta, Alejandro Rodriguez, Martha Chico, Irene Guadalupe, Nely Broncano, Carlos Sandoval, Fernanda Tupiza, Philip J. Cooper
Laboratorio de Investigaciones, Fundacion Ecuatoriana Para la Investigacion en Salud (FEPIS), Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador
Martha Chico, Irene Guadalupe, Nely Broncano, Carlos Sandoval, Philip J. Cooper
Hospital “Padre Alberto Buffoni,” Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador
Fernanda Tupiza, Philip J. Cooper
Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Edward Mitre
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Philip J. Cooper
Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: P.J.Cooper@liv.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PJC RSM MC. Performed the experiments: IG NB CS FT. Analyzed the data: RSM AR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EM. Wrote the paper: RSM PJC. Supervised the experiments: PJC MC.