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Title: Frequency of Yersinia species infection in paediatric acute diarrhoea in Tehran
Authors: Soltan Dallal, M.M.
Moezardalan, K.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: This study determined the frequency of Yersinia enterocolitica infection in 300 children with acute diarrhoea aged 0-12 years who were attending a paediatric hospital in Tehran. Over the 5-month study [May-September 2002], Yersinia species and other organisms were cultured and serotyped from stool samples or swabs. Yersinia spp. were found in 8 cases [2.7%]. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli was isolated in 5.7% of cases, Shigella spp. in 3.0% and Salmonella spp. in 2.0%. None of the Y. enterocolitica belonged to the common serotypes of O:3 and O:9. Atypical Yersinia spp. [Y. intermedia and Y. frederiksenii] were isolated. All Y. enterocolitica isolates had a similar pattern of antimicrobial resistance. Yersinia spp. infections are not common in the summer months in Tehran
Description: 152-158
Keywords: Acute Disease
Developing Countries
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Escherichia coli Infections
Hospitals, Pediatric
Infant, Newborn
Subject: Diarrhea
ISSN: 1020-3397
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