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Characterisation of environmental enteropathy biomarkers and associated risk factors in children in the context of a WASH trial in Timor-Leste

Vaz Nery, Susana; Bennett, Isaac; Clarke, Naomi; Lin, Audrie; Rahman, Ziaur; Rahman, M.; Clements, Archie


Environmental enteropathy (EE) is characterised by subclinical inflammation and hyperpermeability of the small intestine, hypothesised to be caused by recurrent ingestion of faecal bacteria. It has been suggested that EE may be a contributor to malnutrition and growth delays seen in children living in unsanitary conditions. We measured putative faecal EE markers myeloperoxidase (MPO) (ng/mL) and alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) (mg/g) in stool samples collected from 133 children aged 1–5 years in 16...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.05.012


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