nosocomial gastroenteritis in paediatric patients.between november 1982 and april 1985, 2228 children under the age of 5 years with acute gastroenteritis were admitted to the paediatric isolation ward of queen mary hospital, department of paediatrics, university of hong kong. in 56.2% the causative agent was identified as rotavirus, salmonella, campylobacter, shigella, escherichia coli or a combination of these pathogens. our isolation procedures included cohort nursing of all diarrhoeal patients in two separate rooms (each accommodating 6 pati ...19892575634
escherichia coli associated with childhood diarrheas.we studied 2,246 episodes of childhood diarrhea over a 2-year period in a general hospital serving a population of about one million on the island of hong kong. rotavirus (24%) and nontyphoid salmonellas (23%) were the most common causal agents, followed by campylobacter sp. (9%). rotavirus occurred largely during winter, whereas salmonellas and campylobacter sp. occurred more commonly during summer and autumn, respectively. enterotoxigenic escherichia coli was rarely isolated (1%), and the isol ...19873320082
a one-year survey of campylobacter enteritis and other forms of bacterial diarrhoea in hong kong.the following enteropathogens were isolated from the faeces of 769 (10.2%) of 7,545 patients of whom 5,704 had diarrhoea or abdominal pain, attending a teaching hospital in hong kong during one year: salmonellae 458 (6.1%); vibrio parahaemolyticus 125 (1.7%); campylobacters 108 (1.4%); shigellae 83 (1.1%); others 19 (0.3%). further identification of the campylobacter isolates showed that 63 (58%) were campylobacter jejuni biotype 1, 44 (41%) were c. coli and only one was c. jejuni biotype 2. sev ...19853973381
infectious diarrhoea in hong kong.the role of enteric pathogens in diarrhoeal patients presenting at a large general hospital in hong kong from may 1984 to december 1990 was assessed. a total of 3267 organisms were isolated. the gastroenteric salmonellae were the most common pathogens (45%), followed by rotavirus (34%) and campylobacters (11%). shigellae or vibrios constituted 5% or less of the total isolations. both salmonellae and campylobacters were isolated more often from infants while rotavirus was more common in young chi ...19938459483
aetiology of acute diarrhoea in hospitalized children in hong determine the role of enteric pathogens in acute childhood diarrhoea in hong kong, 388 children with diarrhoea and 306 children of similar age without diarrhoea were evaluated in a hospital-based study during a one-year period from august 1994 to july 1995. of the diarrhoeal cases, 55% were under 1 year and 95% were below 5 years of age. on admission, 22% had some dehydration but none was severely dehydrated. all children were well nourished. oyer 60% of children with diarrhoea had one or mor ...19968911454
emergence of cotrimoxazole- and quinolone-resistant campylobacter infections in bone marrow transplant recipients.clinical and microbiological data were collected prospectively from 704 patients who underwent bone marrow transplantation (bmt) during an 11-year period (1991-2001), and the first two cases of campylobacter infection occurring in bmt recipients in the pre-engraftment period were identified. the two cases occurred on days 2 and 3 post-bmt, respectively. both patients had campylobacter jejuni enteritis, and one case was complicated by bacteraemia. in both cases the presenting symptoms were indist ...200211939393
acute bacterial gastroenteritis: a study of adult patients with positive stool cultures treated in the emergency investigate the presenting clinical features of acute bacterial gastroenteritis in adult patients treated as outpatients in the emergency department (ed), and the pathogens responsible in this setting and population; and to identify the frequency with which positive stool culture result changes management.200312835343
laribacter hongkongensis: a potential cause of infectious this study, we describe the isolation of laribacter hongkongensis, a recently described genus and species of bacterium, in pure culture on charcoal cefoperazone deoxycholate agar from the stool of six patients with diarrhea. three patients were residents of hong kong, and three of switzerland. in none of the stool samples obtained from these six patients was salmonella, shigella, enterohemorrhagic escherichia coli, vibrio, aeromonas, plesiomonas, or campylobacter recovered. rotavirus antigen ...200314711474
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