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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

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