The three clinical types of childhood diarrhoea include - acute watery, persistent and dysentery. Acute watery diarrhoea which lasts for less than 14 days constitutes 60 to 80 percent of childhood diarrhoea while persistent diarrhoea lasting for ...
over 14 days forms 3 to 12 percent of all cases. The presence of blood in diarrhoea stool makes it dysenteric and this occurs in 10 to 20 percent of cases in the developing world. Childhood diarrhoea may be secretory, osmotic or invasive. Most cases of childhood diarrhoea in the developing world are infective. Close to 90 percent of enteropathogens in childhood diarrhoea are identifiable particularly with serology. This book discusses the aetiologies of childhood diarrhoea, as well as variance of these symptoms in different locations around the world.
Number of pages: 54
Date of publication: 04/02/2011
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