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Table 1 Overview of study visits

From: Evaluating respiratory cryptosporidiosis in pediatric diarrheal disease: protocol for a prospective, observational study in Malawi

Visit Activities
1 Admission to the inpatient ward, assessment, collection of induced sputum and stool sample
1a. If sputum/NP/stool is positive for Cryptosporidium, continue to follow
1b. If sputum/NP/stool is negative for Cryptosporidium, discontinue from study
If the patient remains hospitalized for longer than 2 weeks then sputum/NP swab and stool samples will be collected fortnightly until discharge.
2 Outpatient Week 2 follow-up visit, assessment, collection of induced sputum/NP swab and stool sample
3 Outpatient Week 4 follow-up visit, assessment, collection of induced sputum/NP swab and stool sample
4 Outpatient Week 6 follow-up visit, assessment, collection of induced sputum/NP swab and stool sample
5 Outpatient Week 8 follow-up visit, assessment, collection of induced sputum/NP swab and stool sample