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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 778-783

Bacteriological Study of Diarrheas in Children
J.Srinivasarao, Chinnoutpalli, D. Varalakshmi and D. Sarada*
Department of Microbiology, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Diarrheas are one among the commonest causes of morbidity and mortality in children in developing countries like India. Children below the age group of 5 years in rural areas and of low socio-economic status are most commonly affected due to various reasons like unprotected water supply, poor personal hygiene, illiteracy and malnutrition. The Study was conducted on 100 children below the age group of 12 years to identify the prevalent organism causing diarrhea in Guntur. Stool samples were processed and the causative agent was identified using standard microbiological techniques. Male children were affected more than female children and the commonest age group involved was 0-5 years. Incidence was common in rural population and in low-socioeconomic group. Escherichia coli was the commonest isolate with an incidence rate of 54% followed by Klebsiella (17%), Pseudomonas, Salmonella(1% each) and mixed infection with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella(6%). Most of the isolates were sensitive to Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin and Gentamycin. On follow-up, recovery rate was 95% and mortality rate was observed to be 5%. The isolate and the antibiotic sensitivity pattern helps the paediatrician in treating children with complaints of diarrhea.

Keywords: Diarrhea,Infection,Children, Age group, Commonest, Antibiotic sensitivity.

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Srinivasarao, J., Chinnoutpalli, D. Varalakshmi and Sarada, D. 2016. Bacteriological Study of Diarrheas in Children.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 778-783. doi:
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