The burden of diarrhoeal disease in malnourished children

Chandrika, Murugaiah and Tin, Swe Aye and Bagoes, Soetjipto Soelyoadikoesoemo and Harinarayan, Radhakrishna and Lesley Maurice, Bilung (2013) The burden of diarrhoeal disease in malnourished children. Reviews in Medical Microbiology, 24 (3). pp. 55-62. ISSN 0954-139X

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Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death in children, killing 1.5 million children every year. Malnourished children suffer most. Rotavirus, Escherichia coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Vibrio cholerae and Cryptosporidium are the major pathogens that cause diarrhoeal disease in children. The tremendous incidence of diarrhoeal diseases in malnourished children underscores the urgent need for interventions, such as food-based oral rehydration salt (ORS) treatment. This review gives a summary of major pathogens that cause diarrhoeal diseases in poor nations and discusses the use of food-based ORS solutions in the treatment of dehydration in malnourished children

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dehydration; diarrhoea; emerging; infectious disease; microbiology, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 01:05
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 01:45

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