Acute community-acquired diarrhea requiring hospital admission in Swiss children.

  title={Acute community-acquired diarrhea requiring hospital admission in Swiss children.},
  author={Bettina Essers and Andr{\'e} P Burnens and F M Lanfranchini and S G Somaruga and Rodo O von Vigier and Urs Beat Schaad and Christoph Aebi and Mario G Bianchetti},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={31 1},
In order to ascertain the prevalence of agents that cause childhood diarrheal illness, stool specimens of 312 consecutive children with community-acquired diarrhea requiring admission were evaluated. Pathogens were detected in 166 (53%) of the 312 children (>/=2 pathogens in 28 children): Rotavirus (n=75), Salmonella spp. (n=37), Campylobacter spp. (n=24), Shigella spp. (n=5), Giardia spp. (n=4), Yersinia spp. (n=2), Aeromonas spp. (n=15), Cryptosporidium (n=15), enteropathogenic Escherichia… CONTINUE READING

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