A study performed on Peruvian children < 10 years of age and their controls showed that Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of diarrhoea.
Infants 1 year old or younger were the most affected.
The disease was usually moderately severe, although > 50 per cent of patients required i.v. fluid therapy.
Campylobacter was also more frequent in malnourished patients, who come from socio-economically deprived groups, with overcrowding, poor sanitation, and frequent contact with domestic birds and animals.
The seasonal behaviour suggests that diarrhoea caused by Campylobacter is endemic in this area.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacteraceae, Bactérie, Pérou, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Bactériose, Infection
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacteraceae, Bacteria, Peru, South America, America, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Bacteriosis, Infection
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