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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|State||Published - 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases