Acute Community-Acquired Diarrhea Requiring Hospital Admission in Swiss Children

Essers, Bettina; Burnens, André P.; Lanfranchini, Francesco M.; Somaruga, Stefano G. E.; von Vigier, Rodo O.; Schaad, Urs B.; Aebi, Christoph; Bianchetti, Mario G. (2000). Acute Community-Acquired Diarrhea Requiring Hospital Admission in Swiss Children. Clinical infectious diseases, 31(1), pp. 192-196. The University of Chicago Press 10.1086/313901

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In order to ascertain the prevalence of agents that cause childhood diarrheal illness, stool specimens of 312 consecutive children with community-acquired diarrhea requiring admission were evaluated. Pathogens were detected in 166 (53%) of the 312 children (≥2 pathogens in 28 children): Rotavirus (n=75), Salmonella spp. (n=37), Campylobacter spp. (n=24), Shigella spp. (n=5), Giardia spp. (n=4), Yersinia spp. (n=2), Aeromonas spp. (n=15), Cryptosporidium (n=15), enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (n=13), enterotoxigenic E. coli (n=7), and enterohemorrhagic E. coli (n=5). In conclusion, acute childhood diarrheal illness pathogens, such as Aeromonas, Cryptosporidium, and diarrheagenic E. coli, account for a large proportion of patients with a microbiologically positive stool specimen.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

von Vigier, Rodo; Aebi, Christoph and Bianchetti, Mario Giovanni

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1058-4838

Publisher:

The University of Chicago Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marceline Brodmann

Date Deposited:

29 Oct 2020 17:32

Last Modified:

29 Oct 2020 17:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1086/313901

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.115858

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/115858

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