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Nair, Gopinath Balakrish
Ramamurthy, Thandavarayan
Bhattacharya, Mihir Kumar
Krishnan, Triveni
Ganguly, Sandipan
Saha, Dhira Rani
Rajendran, Krishnan
Manna, Byomkesh
Ghosh, Mrinmoy
Takeda, Yoshifumi
Abstract
Background: This study was conducted to determine the etiology of diarrhoea in a hospital setting in Kolkata. Active surveillance was conducted for 2 years on two random days per week by enrolling every fifth diarrhoeal patient admitted to the Infectious Diseases and Beliaghata General Hospital in Kolkata. Results: Most of the patients (76.1%) had acute watery diarrhoea in association with vomiting (77.7%) and some dehydration (92%). Vibrio cholerae O1, Rotavirus and Giardia lamblia were the important causes of diarrhoea. Among Shigella spp, S. flexneri 2a and 3a serotypes were most predominantly isolated. Enteric viruses, EPEC and EAEC were common in children <5 year age group. Atypical EPEC was comparatively higher than the typical EPEC. Multidrug resistance was common among V. cholerae O1 and Shigella spp including tetracycline and ciprofloxacin. Polymicrobial infections were common in all age groups and 27.9% of the diarrhoea patients had no potential pathogen. Conclusions: Increase in V. cholerae O1 infection among <2 years age group, resistance of V. cholerae O1 to tetracycline, rise of untypable S. flexnerii, higher proportion of atypical EPEC and G. lamblia and polymicrobial etiology are some of the emerging trends observed in this diarrhoeal disease surveillance.
Published Date
2010-06-05
Publication Title
Gut Pathogens
Volume
volume2
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BioMed Central Ltd.
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1757-4749
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Journal Article
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Collaborative Research of Okayama University for Infectious Diseases in India
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http://www.gutpathogens.com/content/2/1/4
language
英語
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© 2010 Nair et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
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