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A Study of the Bacterial and Parasitic Causes of Acute Diarrhoea in Northern Jordan

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dc.contributor.author Na'was, Tarek E.
dc.contributor.author Abo-Shehada, Mahmoud N.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-14T11:52:34Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-14T11:52:34Z
dc.date.copyright 1991
dc.identifier.issn 0253-8768 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3563
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of bacterial and parasitic diarrhoeagenic agents in 200 patients suffering from acute diarrhoea and reporting to hospitals and health centres in northern Jordan, and in controls was determined. One or more bacterial or parasitic enteropathogens was isolated from 79 patients (39.5%). Prevalence rates for these pathogens was as follows: Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, 9%; enteropathogenic E.coli, 9%; Salmonella spp. 7%; Campylobacter spp, 5.5%; Yersinia enterocolitica, 4.5%; Shigella spp, 4%; Aeromonas spp, 3.5%; enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens, 2%; Vibrio spp, 2%; and Plesiomonas shigelloides, 0.5%. Both Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba histolytica were detected in 2% of the stool samples examined. Although the determination of the aetiologic role of the identified enteropathogens was complicated by more than one factor, the data collected will serve as a baseline for future studies of the subject. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title A Study of the Bacterial and Parasitic Causes of Acute Diarrhoea in Northern Jordan en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198029370 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Diarrhoeal Diseases Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 9 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 305-309 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Na'was, T. E., & Abo-Shehada, M. N. (1991). A study of the bacterial and parasitic causes of acute diarrhoea in northern Jordan. Journal of diarrhoeal diseases research, 305-309. en_US
dc.author.email tnawas@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.jstor.org/stable/23497837?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents


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