Childhood bacterial diarrhoea in a regional hospital in Saudi Arabia: clinico-aetiological features.


Over a one-year period, 210 paediatric patients, who were admitted with acute diarrhoea to a regional hospital in the south-western region of Saudi Arabia, were retrospectively reviewed for bacterial enteropathogens. Bacterial pathogens were isolated from 66 (31.4%) patients, with Shigella being the most common (17.1%), followed by Salmonella (10.5%), and… (More)