Incidence and risk factors for community-acquired acute gastroenteritis in north-west Germany in 2004

@article{Karsten2009IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and risk factors for community-acquired acute gastroenteritis in north-west Germany in 2004},
  author={Claudia Karsten and Sigrid Baumgarte and Alexander W. Friedrich and Christof von Eiff and Karsten Becker and Werner Wosniok and Andrea Ammon and Jochen Bockem{\"u}hl and Helge Karch and H. I. Huppertz},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={935 - 943}
}
In developed countries, acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a major source of morbidity. However, only a few studies have estimated its incidence and the associated medical burden. This population-based study determined the incidence of community-acquired AGE patients seeking medical care and the relative role of various pathogens. Stool samples from patients with AGE presenting to a general practitioner (GP), pediatrician, or specialist in internal medicine for that reason were screened for various… CONTINUE READING

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