Two-year survey of etiologic agents of diarrheal disease at San Lazaro Hospital, Manila, Republic of the Philippines.

@article{Adkins1987TwoyearSO,
  title={Two-year survey of etiologic agents of diarrheal disease at San Lazaro Hospital, Manila, Republic of the Philippines.},
  author={H J Adkins and Juan Escamilla and Lourdes Santiago and Catherine P. Ranoa and Peter D. Echeverria and John H. Cross},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={1143-7}
}
The prevalence of bacterial pathogens and rotavirus in 2,908 patients with diarrhea who were admitted to San Lazaro Hospital in Manila in 1983 and 1984 was determined. One or more enteric pathogens were isolated or detected in samples from 1,698 (58.4%) patients. Isolation rates for the various enteropathogens were as follows: rotavirus, 30.6%; Shigella spp., 11.6%; Salmonella spp., 9.2%; enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (1983 only), 7.8%; Vibrio cholerae biotype eltor, 3.8%; non-O1 V. cholerae… CONTINUE READING

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