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Acta Med Indones. 2004 Oct-Dec;36(4):211-4.

Microorganisms and parasites in chronic infective diarrhea.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia.

Abstract

AIM:

To reveal the pattern of microorganisms in chronic infective diarrhea cases.

METHODS:

We examined all patients suffering from chronic infective diarrhea over a six year period The patients were examined physically and at the same time laboratory tests,colon enema X-ray and colonoscopy, ileoscopy, upper GI endoscopy and small bowel X-ray were performed.

RESULTS:

We found 138 (66. 7%) chronic infective diarrhea from 207 chronic diarrhea patients. Parasitic causes were Candida albicans (48.55%), Blastocystis hominis (6.52%), Entamoeba histolytica (3.62%), and Giardia lamblia (3.62%) etc. Bacterial causes were Pathogenic E. coli(34.78%), Aerobacter aerogenes (3.62%), Mycobacterium tuberculosis (3.62%), Geotrichum (1.45%), Shigella sonnei(0. 72%), Salmonella paratyphi (2.89%)etc.

CONCLUSION:

The most frequent microorganisms and parasites found in chronic infective diarrhea were pathogenic E.coli and Candida albicans.

PMID:
15931720
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