This study documented what retail pharmacists and operators of patent medicine shops prescribe for childhood diarrhoeas in Borno State in the northeastern part of Nigeria.
Data was generated by a combination of open and confederates survey of 135 pharmacies and patent medicine shops in the state.
The study found that retail pharmacies and patent medicine shop operators, in the overwhelming majority routinely prescribe drugs, particularly, antibiotics, for both watery and bloody diarrhoea.
Very few of the pharmacists and almost none of the patent medicine shop operators prescribed any form of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) for watery diarrhoea.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Enfant, Homme, Réanimation hydroélectrolytique, Réhydratation, Voie orale, Prescription médicale, Pharmacien, Nigéria, Afrique, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Pharmacie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Child, Human, Water electrolyte resuscitation, Rehydration, Oral administration, Medical prescription, Chemist, Nigeria, Africa, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Cote : 94-0566331
Code Inist : 002B27B05. Création : 09/06/1995.