Epidemiology, clinical course and impact on hospitalization costs of acute diarrhea among hospitalized children in Athens, Greece.

@article{Kafetzis2001EpidemiologyCC,
  title={Epidemiology, clinical course and impact on hospitalization costs of acute diarrhea among hospitalized children in Athens, Greece.},
  author={Dimitrios A. Kafetzis and Helena C. Maltezou and A Zafeiropoulou and Achilleas Attilakos and Christodoulos Stavrinadis and Maria Foustoukou},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={681-5}
}
The aim of this study was to describe the etiology, morbidity and hospitalization costs associated with acute diarrhea among hospitalized children in Greece. During 1999, 294 hospitalized children (median age 1 y) with acute diarrhea were prospectively studied. Bacterial and viral enteropathogens were detected in 100 (34%) and 37 (12.5%) patients, respectively; 17 (6%) patients had mixed infections. Isolated agents included Salmonella spp. (43 patients; 15%), rotavirus (32; 11%), Campylobacter… CONTINUE READING
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