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Childhood gastroenteritis due to Aeromonas hydrophila in Ibadan, Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14510117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a prospective study spanning a period of six months where stools of 400 diarrhoeic children and 100 non-diarrhoeic children aged 0-5 years were screened for Aeromonas hydrophila and other enteric pathogens. Out of the 400 diarrhoeic stools only three (0.75%) were positive for Aeromonas hydrophila while none was positive in the control group. No other enteric pathogen was isolated from these positive samples, indicating that Aeromonas hydrophila is responsible for their diarrhoea. Continuous surveillance of this agent of diarrhoea in this environment will further reveal any threat the organism may poise in the nearest future.
A O Kehinde; R A Bakare; A A Oni; A O Okesola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of medicine and medical sciences     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0309-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Med Med Sci     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-26     Completed Date:  2003-10-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801013     Medline TA:  Afr J Med Med Sci     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Aeromonas hydrophila / drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Ampicillin Resistance
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
Case-Control Studies
Child, Preschool
Diarrhea / microbiology*
Gastroenteritis / microbiology*
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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