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Title: Studies on diarrhoeal illness among hospitalized children under 5 years of age in Baghdad during 1990-97
Authors: Tawfeek, H.I.
Najim, N.H.
Al Mashikhi, S.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: A retrospective study of all infants and children admitted to two paediatric teaching hospitals in Baghdad city complaining of acute diarrhoea during 1990-1997 was carried out. Of all children admitted, 14.9% were for diarrhoea, 55.5% of whom were under 1 year of age. The peak incidence was at 3-6 months and tended to be during the summer months. In 97% of cases only one pathogen was identified, enteropathogenic Escherichia coli being the most frequently isolated organism, isolated from 13% of the patients. The proportion of deaths associated with diarrhoea was 28.6%. The documented frequency and patterns of occurrence of diarrhoeal disease emphasize the need for improved diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic measures against this potentially life-threatening condition
Description: 181-188
Keywords: Acute Disease
Age Distribution
Bacterial Infections
Child, Hospitalized
Child, Preschool
Escherichia coli Infections
Hospitals, Teaching
Infant Mortality
Patient Admission
Subject: Diarrhea, Infantile
ISSN: 1020-3397
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