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prevalence of bacterial agents of diarrhoeal disease at the national university hospital, singapore and their resistance to antimicrobial agents.over a 50-month period, 4,508 stool specimens from patients with diarrhoea were bacteriologically examined at the national university hospital, singapore. salmonella serotypes other than the typhoid and paratyphoid bacilli were the most common finding, being isolated in 10.8% of cases. campylobacter jejuni was unexpectedly infrequent (1.9%); aeromonas hydrophila was found in 1.8%. no other aerobic pathogen occurred in more than 1% of cases. clostridium difficile was sought only when requested, a ...19921455527
a one-year study of enteric campylobacter infections in singapore.a total of 7344 inpatients with diarrhoea were investigated for campylobacter infections in singapore over one year. campylobacter species were recovered from 1.2% of diarrhoeal stools; 70.3% of the 91 campylobacters were from children under 5 years of age. further identification of these isolates showed that 89% were campylobacter jejuni and 10.9% were c. coli, and a high level of resistance to erythromycin was observed among them. concomitant isolation of salmonella species or shigella species ...19921560479
gastrointestinal infections in singapore children.acute gastroenteritis is the commonest gastrointestinal disorder in children. it accounted for about 10% of the admissions to a general paediatric unit in singapore. about 5% of total paediatric admissions to all the government hospitals in singapore were due to acute gastroenteritis. some 50% of the cases had no identifiable organism in the stools. most of the remaining cases were due to bacterial or viral infections. the commonest bacteria responsible for acute gastroenteritis nowadays is salm ...19911883188
diarrhoeal problems in southeast asia.diarrhoea up till now is still a major problem in southeast asia with high morbidity and mortality, particularly among children under 5 years of age, with the peak in children between 6 - 24 months. in indonesia, in 1981, it was estimated that there are 60 million episodes with 300,000 - 500,000 deaths. in the philippines, diarrhoea ranks as a second cause of morbidity (600 per 100,000 in 1974) and second cause of infant mortality (5 per 1,000 in 1974). in thailand, in 1980, the morbidity rate w ...19827163834
campylobacter enteritis in children. 19947701358
campylobacter enteritis in singapore. 19817302625
helicobacter pylori and gastritis in patients with peptic ulcer and non-ulcer dyspepsia: ethnic differences in singapore.peptic ulcer occurs with different frequencies in the three main racial groups in singapore. this study aimed firstly to determine the prevalence of helicobacter pylori in peptic ulcer and non-ulcer dyspepsia patients of the different races and secondly, to assess the relation between h pylori, histological gastritis, patient diagnosis, and race. gastric antral biopsy specimens from 1502 patients undergoing gastroduodenoscopy were studied and 892 (59%) were positive for h pylori. h pylori was st ...19902387503
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