A comparison of the clinico-pathological features with stool pathogens in patients hospitalised with the symptom of diarrhoea.

@article{Watson1986ACO,
  title={A comparison of the clinico-pathological features with stool pathogens in patients hospitalised with the symptom of diarrhoea.},
  author={Basilea Watson and Mark E. Ellis and Birendra Kumar Mandal and Erin M. Dunbar and K R Whale and Janet Brennand},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1986},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={553-9}
}
The clinico-pathological features of 515 adult patients admitted to a major Regional Infectious Diseases Unit in United Kingdom with the symptom complex of diarrhoea were compared to the pathogens detected in their stool specimens. Routine clinical examination supported by basic pathological and laboratory investigations identified 138 (28%) in whom the cause of diarrhoea was extragastrointestinal or non-infectious gastrointestinal. Of the 351 patients (72%) with infectious gastroenteritis 72… CONTINUE READING