A Prospective Multi-Center Observational Study of Children Hospitalized with Diarrhea in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  title={A Prospective Multi-Center Observational Study of Children Hospitalized with Diarrhea in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam},
  author={Corinne N. Thompson and My V T Phan and Nguyen Van Minh Hoang and Pham Van Minh and Nguyen Thanh Vinh and Cao Thu Thuy and Tran Thu Thi Nga and Maia A Rabaa and Pham Duy and Tran Thi Ngoc Dung and Voong Vinh Phat and Tran Vu Thieu Nga and Le Thi Phuong Tu and Ha Thanh Tuyen and Keisuke Yoshihara and Claire Jenkins and Vu Thuy Duong and Hoang Le Phuc and Pham Thi Ngoc Tuyet and Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc and H. Vinh and Nguyen Tran Chinh and Tang Chi Thuong and Ha Manh Tuan and Tran Tinh Hien and James Campbell and Nguyen Van Vinh Chau Nguyen Thi Dung and Guy E Thwaites and Stephen Baker},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
We performed a prospective multicenter study to address the lack of data on the etiology, clinical and demographic features of hospitalized pediatric diarrhea in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam. Over 2,000 (1,419 symptomatic and 609 non-diarrheal control) children were enrolled in three hospitals over a 1-year period in 2009-2010. Aiming to detect a panel of pathogens, we identified a known diarrheal pathogen in stool samples from 1,067/1,419 (75.2%) children with diarrhea and from 81/609 (13… CONTINUE READING
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