The aetiology of diarrhoea in children at an urban hospital in Bangladesh

Munshi Moyenuddin, Kazi M. Rahman, David A. Sack

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Enteric pathogens were studied in 104 cases with acute diarrhoea and in 74 age and sex matched concurrent controls. One or more pathogens were isolated from 59·1% of cases compared with 20·4% of controls (P < 0·001). Single enteropatnogens were detected in 33·7% and multiple enteropathogens in 25·4% of the cases. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), Campylobacter jejuni, rotavirus, Vibrio cholerae non-O1 and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli were the major pathogens detected. The high rate of isolation of EPEC from diarrhoea cases (23·1%) indicated a definite role for this pathogen in causing endemic diarrhoea in Bangladesh.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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