One-hundred-twenty infants under 1 year of age suffering from intractable diarrhoea were studied.
They had received prior treatment in the form of antimicrobials (100 per cent), stool binding substance (50 per cent), antimotility agents (50 per cent), and intravenous (IV) fluids (33 per cent).
One-third of them had been hospitalised in peripheral hospitals.
All of them had diarrhoea of more than 2 weeks duration, protein energy malnutrition and were very ill.
In addition vomiting, dehydration, fever, paralytic ileus, perianal excoriation and rectal prolapse were present in 44,23,33,9,47, and 3 per cent of the infants, respectively.
Anaemia, multiple vitamin deficiencies, and pedal oedema were seen in 70,10, and 3 per cent of infants, respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Nourrisson, Homme, Inde, Asie, Traitement, Coût, Efficacité, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Infant, Human, India, Asia, Treatment, Costs, Efficiency, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0524911
Code Inist : 002B05B02F. Création : 199501.