Acute childhood diarrhoea in northern Ghana: epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics

@article{Reither2007AcuteCD,
  title={Acute childhood diarrhoea in northern Ghana: epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics},
  author={Klaus Reither and Ralf Ignatius and Thomas Weitzel and Andrew Seidu-Korkor and Louis Y Anyidoho and Eiman Saad and Andrea Djie-Maletz and Peter Ziniel and Felicia Amoo-Sakyi and Francis Danikuu and Stephen Danour and Rowland N Otchwemah and Eckart Schreier and Ulrich Bienzle and Klaus Stark and Frank P Mockenhaupt},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={104 - 104}
}
BACKGROUND Acute diarrhoea is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Its microbiological causes and clinico-epidemiological aspects were examined during the dry season 2005/6 in Tamale, urban northern Ghana. METHODS Stool specimens of 243 children with acute diarrhoea and of 124 control children were collected. Patients were clinically examined, and malaria and anaemia were assessed. Rota-, astro-, noro- and adenoviruses were identified by (RT-) PCR assays… CONTINUE READING
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