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Title: Prevalence and etiology of nosocomial diarrhoea in children 5 years in Tikrit teaching hospital
Authors: Alrifai, S.B.
Alsaadi, A.
Mahmood, Y.A.
Ali, A.A.
Al Kaisi, L.A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: A cross-sectional hospital-based study was carried out at Tikrit teaching hospital, Iraq, from October 2004 to September 2005, to identify the prevalence and etiology of nosocomial infectious diarrhoea among children under 5 years of age. Of 259 children admitted to the paediatric ward for reasons other than diarrhoea and hospitalized for more than 3 days, clinical and laboratory analysis of stool samples showed nosocomial diarrhoea in 84 children [32.4%]. The most common causative agents were enteropathogenic Escherichia coli [25.9%], Clostridium difficile [21.0%] and rotavirus [18.5%]. Single infectious agents caused 63.1% of the cases, while mixed infections were detected in 16.7%; in 20.2% of children the cause remained unknown
Description: 1111-1118
Keywords: Diarrhea
Cross Infection
Cross Infection
Hospitals, Teaching
Cross-Sectional Studies
Escherichia coli
Cross Infection
Subject: Diarrhea
ISSN: 1020-3397
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