To determine the causes of gastroenteritis at a major referral centre in Saudi Arabia, retrospective study was carried out on 58,110 fresh stools from 42,035 patients.
Examination of stool specimens for pathogens was based on the clinical judgement of the physician responsible, so that all specimens were not tested for the presence of all pathogen groups.
Bacterial enteropathogens were found in 7.7% of patients; Salmonella species (51.7%) were found to be the most frequent pathogens followed by Campylobacter jejuni (28%) and Shigella species (14.9%). Protozoan or metazoan parasites were detected in 27.8% of patients examined, the most common being Giardia lamblia and Hymenolepsis nana.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gastroentérite, Etiologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Exploration microbiologique, Exploration parasitologique, Fèces, Virose, Infection, Bactériose, Parasitose, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Estomac pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gastroenteritis, Etiology, Epidemiology, Human, Microbiological investigation, Parasitological investigation, Feces, Viral disease, Infection, Bacteriosis, Parasitosis, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Digestive diseases, Gastric disease, Intestinal disease
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