We studied the age specific distribution of enteropathogens in yound children presenting at a large diarrhoeal diseases hospital in urban Bangladesh.
A 5 per cent systematic sample was used to examine 1207 rectal swab specimens of children aged 1-35 months with acute watery diarrhoea.
Variation in isolation rates of enteropathogens was observed in different age groups.
Overall, rotavirus (26 per cent) and Campylobacter (26 per cent) were the most common pathogens followed by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (15 per cent), Vibrio cholerae 01 (7 per cent), other Vibrios (9 per cent), Shigella (4 per cent), and Salmonella (<1 per cent).
In early infancy (1-5 months) more rectal swab specimens did not yield any enteropathogen compared to older children of 24-35 months old (44 v. 30 per cent).
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Etiologie, Souche pathogène, Aigu, Nourrisson, Homme, Enfant, Prévention, Bengla Desh, Asie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Etiology, Pathogen strain, Acute, Infant, Human, Child, Prevention, Bangladesh, Asia, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Cote : 95-0074774
Code Inist : 002B05B02F. Création : 09/06/1995.