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Infectious diarrhea in developed and developing countries

Cheng, Allen C., McDonald, J. R. and Thielman, N. M. (2005). Infectious diarrhea in developed and developing countries. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology,39(9):757-773.

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Title Infectious diarrhea in developed and developing countries
Author Cheng, Allen C.
McDonald, J. R.
Thielman, N. M.
Journal Name Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 39
Issue Number 9
ISSN 0192-0790   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 757
End Page 773
Place of Publication US
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
HERDC Category C2 - Journal Article - Other contributions to refereed journal (internal)
Abstract Diarrhea from gastrointestinal infection remains a common problem. In industrialized countries, management is aimed at reducing morbidity and defining groups that may benefit from further investigation. Most infectious diarrhea is self-limiting and only requires supportive management. Viral agents are increasingly recognized as causative agents of epidemic and sporadic diarrhea. In developing countries, diarrhea is a major cause of mortality in children. Oral rehydration therapy, guided by a clinical assessment of the degree of dehydration, is cheap, simple, and effective and remains the mainstay of management of infant diarrhea. Controversies focus on the optimal formulation of oral rehydration solution. A vaccine against rotavirus has the potential to save millions of lives worldwide.
Keywords dysentery
infantile diarrhea
community-acquired infection
hemolytic-uremic syndrome
escherichia-coli o157-h7
oral rehydration therapy
randomized controlled-trial
difficile-associated diarrhea
states military personnel
blind clinical-trial
child-care centers
norwalk-like virus
travelers diarrhea
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