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dc.contributorShebib, Z.A.EN
dc.contributorAbdul Ghani, Z.G.EN
dc.contributorMahdi, L.Kh.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:22:10Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:22:10Z
dc.date.issued2003EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0901_2/emhj_2003_9_1_2_159_166.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119257
dc.description159-166EN
dc.description.abstractWe determined the prevalence of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli, especially E. coli O157, and other enteropathogens among 200 children with bloody diarrhoea and 100 age-matched controls at two Baghdad hospitals. Bacterial and parasitic agents were found in 39.5% and 28.5% of cases, respectively; no pathogen was detected in 32%. E. coli O157 was identified in 11.5% and more than one pathogen was found in 15.5% of cases. The most common pathogens were enteropathogenic E. coli [‎EPEC]‎ [‎5%]‎; E. coli other than E. coli O157 or EPEC [‎15%]‎; Entamoeba histolytica [‎25%]‎ and Giardia lamblia [‎3.5%]‎. All isolates of E. coli O157:H7 were sensitive to cephalexin, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin and nalidixic acid and resistant to erythromycin, polymyxin B and vancomycin. Resistance to 6 or more antimicrobial agents was common [‎50% of isolates]‎EN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAbdominal PainEN
dc.subjectCase-Control StudiesEN
dc.subjectChild, PreschoolEN
dc.subjectDiarrheaEN
dc.subjectDrug Resistance, BacterialEN
dc.subjectFecesEN
dc.subject.meshEscherichia coli InfectionsEN
dc.titleFirst report of Escherichia coli O157 among Iraqi childrenEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (‎1-2)‎, 159-166, 2003


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