Epidemiological and microbiological aspects of acute bacterial diarrhea in children from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

@article{DinizSantos2005EpidemiologicalAM,
  title={Epidemiological and microbiological aspects of acute bacterial diarrhea in children from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.},
  author={Daniel Rui Diniz-Santos and J. S. Santana and Junaura Rocha Barretto and Maria Goreth M Andrade and Luciana Rodrigues Silva},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          77-83
        }
}
In the few cases of acute childhood diarrhea that require antimicrobial therapy, the correct choice of the drug depends on detailed previous knowledge of local strains. In order to establish such parameters in our city, we reviewed the results of all 260 positive stool cultures of children between 0 and 15 years of age during two years at a pediatric tertiary care facility in Salvador, Brazil. Bacterial strains had been presumptively identified by culturing in selective media and by biochemical… CONTINUE READING

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