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bacterial and viral causes of acute diarrhoea in children in kuwait.bacterial and viral causes of acute diarrhoea were studied prospectively for one year in 343 hospitalised young children in kuwait. in 288 (84%) patients, one or more pathogens were identified compared with 12 of 86 (13.9%) children admitted with diseases other than diarrhoea (p less than 0.01). forty-four (12.9%) of the patients were infected with two or more pathogens. viral agents detected in the stools were rotaviruses (40.2%), enteric adenoviruses (1.7%), and enteroviruses (1.5%). enterobac ...19892632640
microbial etiology of acute gastroenteritis in hospitalized children in kuwait.during a period of 15 months 621 hospitalized children with acute gastroenteritis and 152 control children were investigated for etiologic agents of the disease. putative enteropathogens were identified in 86% of the patients and 10% of the controls. common viral agents associated with gastroenteritis among children included rotaviruses (45%) and enteric adenoviruses (4%). bacterial pathogens infecting children were salmonella serotypes (24%), enterotoxigenic escherichia coli (9%), campylobacter ...19892797954
in vitro susceptibility of campylobacter jejuni from kuwait to tigecycline & other antimicrobial agents.there is an increasing frequency of resistance of campylobacter jejuni to antimicrobial agents making treatment difficult. in this study, the in vitro susceptibility of c. jejuni isolates collected over an eight year period was tested against tigecycline, a glycylcycline, the previously tested antimicrobial agents in kuwait, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin and tetracycline, and other antimicrobial agents not previously tested in kuwait, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, gentamicin, imipenem and meropenem ...201323481071
tetracycline resistance is frequent among campylobacter jejuni isolates from kuwait.campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of diarrhea worldwide, including kuwait. kuwait is an important destination for commerce, employment for expatriates, and stationing of multinational troops. knowledge about antimicrobial susceptibility of c. jejuni will be helpful for empirical treatment of infection. tetracycline is one of the antibiotics recommended for treatment, but no data exist for tetracycline resistance in c. jejuni for the arabian gulf region. we characterized the tetracycline susc ...200919432521
the serotype distribution of campylobacter in patients with diarrhoea in kuwait.fifty one strains of campylobacter jejuni/coli isolated from patients with diarrhoea, at the amiri hospital, hawally, kuwait were classified on the basis of the heatstable-hs-antigens and the heat-labile-hl-antigens, by using 20 and 23 hyperimmune antisera for the two methods, respectively. the ages of the patient ranged from 3 months to 60 years, and 72.6% of the strains were from children less than 4 years. with the number of antisera used 78.4% of the hs antigens and 96.1% of the hl antigens ...19892721916
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