The global burden of childhood diarrhea

Cynthia Boschi-Pinto, Claudio F. Lanata, Robert E. Black

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31 Scopus citations


Learning Objectives: After reading this chapter and answering the discussion questions that follow, you should be able to Define the different types of childhood diarrhea and distinguish their clinical manifestations. Describe the magnitude and unequal distribution of childhood diarrhea by age group and by different world regions. Analyze the relative contributions of different diarrhea pathogens, as well as environmental and socio-behavioral risk factors to the causation of childhood diarrhea. Appraise and prioritize the evidence base of various treatment and prevention options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaternal and Child Health
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Challenges, Programs, and Policies
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780387892443
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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