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Conventional Bacterial Pathogens in Patients with Diarrhea Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital in Goa

Authore(s) : Dr. Kaur Gurleen || Associate ProfessorDepartment of MicrobiologyGoa Medical CollegeBambolim Goa,403202

Volume : (3), Issue : 211, January - 2019

Abstract :  Background: Diarrheal disease remains one of the largest health problems in many parts of the world.Objectives: To evaluate bacterial etiological agents in cases of diarrhea and to observe correlation with age, gender and stool microscopic findings.Methods: A prospective study involving microscopic and cultural analysis of all stool samples received in the Department of Microbiology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa.Results: Amongst the 545 faeces samples processed, bacterial pathogens were isolated in 32 samples (5.9%). Bacteria isolated were Shigella (59.4%), Salmonella (28.1%), Aeromonas (9.4%) and Vibrio cholerae (3.1%). Culture positive cases included 62.5% adults and 56.2% females. Microscopic presence of pus cells was seen with Shigella (68.4%), Salmonella  (55.6%) and all 3 cases of Aeromonas diarrhea.Conclusion: While the present study documents the bacterial agents of diarrhea, monitoring should be undertaken to identify any change in etiological trends.

Keywords :Diarrhea, Etiological agents, Sanitation

Article: Download PDF Journal DOI : 2364/2018

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Diarrhea Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital in Goa

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