Prevalence of gastrointestinal pathogenic bacteria in patients with diarrhoea attending Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.

@article{Kullin2015PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of gastrointestinal pathogenic bacteria in patients with diarrhoea attending Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.},
  author={Brian Kullin and Rosemary Meggersee and Jerrard D'Alton and Bruna P. G. V. Galv{\~a}o and Naayil Rajabally and Andrew Whitelaw and Colleen Bamford and Sharon J Reid and V Abratt},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2015},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={121-5}
}
BACKGROUND Diarrhoea due to gastrointestinal infections is a significant problem facing the South African (SA) healthcare system. Infections can be acquired both from the community and from the hospital environment itself, the latter acting as a reservoir for potential pathogenic bacteria. OBJECTIVES To examine the prevalence of a panel of potential diarrhoea-causing bacteria in patients attending a tertiary healthcare facility in Cape Town, SA. METHODS Polymerase chain reaction (PCR… CONTINUE READING