Aetiology, epidemiology and clinical characteristics of acute moderate-to-severe diarrhoea in children under 5 years of age hospitalized in a referral paediatric hospital in Rabat, Morocco

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/338011
Title:
Aetiology, epidemiology and clinical characteristics of acute moderate-to-severe diarrhoea in children under 5 years of age hospitalized in a referral paediatric hospital in Rabat, Morocco
Authors:
Benmessaoud, R; Jroundi, I; Nezha, M; Moraleda, C; Tligui, H; Seffar, M; Alvarez Martínez, MJ; Pons, Maria J ( 0000-0001-8384-2315 ) ; Chaacho, S; Hayes, EB; Vila, J; Alonso,PL; Bassat, Q; Ruiz, J
Citation:
1. Benmessaoud R, Jroundi I, Nezha M, Moraleda C, Tligui H, Seffar M, et al. Aetiology, epidemiology and clinical characteristics of acute moderate-to-severe diarrhoea in children under 5 years of age hospitalized in a referral paediatric hospital in Rabat, Morocco. J Med Microbiol. enero de 2015;64(Pt 1):84-92.
Publisher:
Society for General Microbiology
Journal:
Journal of Medical Microbiology (J Med Microbiol.)
Issue Date:
9-Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/338011
DOI:
10.1099/jmm.0.079830-0
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25432162; http://jmm.sgmjournals.org/content/64/Pt_1/84.long
Abstract:
The objective of the study was to describe the aetiology, epidemiology and clinical characteristics of the principal causes of acute infectious diarrhoea requiring hospitalization among children under 5 years of age in Rabat, Morocco. A prospective study was conducted from March 2011 to March 2012, designed to describe the main pathogens causing diarrhoea in hospitalized children >2 months and less than 5 years of age. Among the 122 children included in the study, enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) and rotavirus were the main aetiological causes of diarrhoea detected. Twelve (9.8 %) children were referred to an intensive care unit, while two, presenting infection by EAEC, and EAEC plus Shigella sonnei, developed a haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Additionally, six (4.9 %) deaths occurred, with EAEC being isolated in four of these cases. Diarrhoeagenic E. coli and rotavirus play a significant role as the two main causes of severe diarrhoea, while other pathogens, such as norovirus and parasites, seem to have a minimal contribution. Surveillance and prevention programmes to facilitate early recognition and improved management of potentially life-threatening diarrhoea episodes are needed.
Type:
info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Description:
joruiz@clinic.ub.es; Present address: Centro de Investigación, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Perú
ISSN:
0022-2615
EISSN:
1473-5644

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dc.contributor.authorBenmessaoud, Res_PE
dc.contributor.authorJroundi, Ies_PE
dc.contributor.authorNezha, Mes_PE
dc.contributor.authorMoraleda, Ces_PE
dc.contributor.authorTligui, Hes_PE
dc.contributor.authorSeffar, Mes_PE
dc.contributor.authorAlvarez Martínez, MJes_PE
dc.contributor.authorPons, Maria Jes_PE
dc.contributor.authorChaacho, Ses_PE
dc.contributor.authorHayes, EBes_PE
dc.contributor.authorVila, Jes_PE
dc.contributor.authorAlonso,PLes_PE
dc.contributor.authorBassat, Qes_PE
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, Jes_PE
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-09T20:22:44Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-09T20:22:44Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-09-
dc.identifier.citation1. Benmessaoud R, Jroundi I, Nezha M, Moraleda C, Tligui H, Seffar M, et al. Aetiology, epidemiology and clinical characteristics of acute moderate-to-severe diarrhoea in children under 5 years of age hospitalized in a referral paediatric hospital in Rabat, Morocco. J Med Microbiol. enero de 2015;64(Pt 1):84-92.es_PE
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dc.identifier.doi10.1099/jmm.0.079830-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/338011es_PE
dc.descriptionjoruiz@clinic.ub.eses_PE
dc.descriptionPresent address: Centro de Investigación, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Perúes_PE
dc.description.abstractThe objective of the study was to describe the aetiology, epidemiology and clinical characteristics of the principal causes of acute infectious diarrhoea requiring hospitalization among children under 5 years of age in Rabat, Morocco. A prospective study was conducted from March 2011 to March 2012, designed to describe the main pathogens causing diarrhoea in hospitalized children >2 months and less than 5 years of age. Among the 122 children included in the study, enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) and rotavirus were the main aetiological causes of diarrhoea detected. Twelve (9.8 %) children were referred to an intensive care unit, while two, presenting infection by EAEC, and EAEC plus Shigella sonnei, developed a haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Additionally, six (4.9 %) deaths occurred, with EAEC being isolated in four of these cases. Diarrhoeagenic E. coli and rotavirus play a significant role as the two main causes of severe diarrhoea, while other pathogens, such as norovirus and parasites, seem to have a minimal contribution. Surveillance and prevention programmes to facilitate early recognition and improved management of potentially life-threatening diarrhoea episodes are needed.eng
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dc.publisherSociety for General Microbiologyes_PE
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25432162es_PE
dc.relation.urlhttp://jmm.sgmjournals.org/content/64/Pt_1/84.longes_PE
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_PE
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
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dc.titleAetiology, epidemiology and clinical characteristics of acute moderate-to-severe diarrhoea in children under 5 years of age hospitalized in a referral paediatric hospital in Rabat, Moroccoes_PE
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dc.identifier.eissn1473-5644-
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Medical Microbiology (J Med Microbiol.)es_PE
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