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Title: Prevalence and associated factors of persistent diarrhoea in Iranian children admitted to a paediatric hospital
Authors: Kermani, N.A.
Jafari, F.
Mojarad, H.N.
Hoseinkhan, N.
Zali, M.R.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: To identify the frequency and associated factors of persistent diarrhoea in a paediatric hospital in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, children admitted with acute diarrhoea were followed prospectively until resolution of the episode. Persistent diarrhoea developed in 19.6% of the 424 diarrhoea cases. Children with persistent diarrhoea were significantly younger than those with acute diarrhoea [15.3 versus 29.4 months]. Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli was the most prevalent pathogen in both groups, but otherwise the profile of symptoms and isolated organisms was similar in the 2 groups. History of dietary change prior to admission and use of antibiotics and anticholinergic drugs in the acute phase were significantly higher in the persistent than acute diarrhoea cases
Description: 831-836
Keywords: Prevalence
Prospective Studies
Escherichia coli
Subject: Diarrhea
ISSN: 1020-3397
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