Pathogenesis of acute bacterial diarrheal disorders.

  title={Pathogenesis of acute bacterial diarrheal disorders.},
  author={Ralph A. Giannella},
  journal={Annual review of medicine},
Acute bacterial diarrheal disease is a worldwide problem of enormous magnitude. In recent years a number of bacteria have been added to the list of recognized etiologic agents causing acute diarrheal disease. This was made possible by our increased understanding of the mechanisms by which such bacteria cause diarrhea and by the development of methods to detect these bacterial enteropathogens. We are now able to define an etiologic agent in 50-80% of cases of acute diarrhea, depending on the… CONTINUE READING


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