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Ther Hung. 1989;37(1):3-16.

Intestinal infections: current aspects and new possibilities of prophylaxis and treatment.


Intestinal infections of still high importance from the hygienic-epidemiological aspects and the recent results obtained in this field have been surveyed. Recently recognized enteric pathogens (campylobacter, Yersinia, rotavirus, Clostridium difficile, etc.) as well as the newest data on the pathomechanism of intestinal infections have been discussed. These data not only have increased our knowledge of the pathology but also resulted in basic, favourable changes in therapy. Detailed information is given on specific preventive measures, currently used vaccines and the research activities in this field. Detailed description of the therapeutic methods, salt and fluid substitution and up-to-date aspects of antibiotic treatment have been given as guidelines for the everyday medical practice.

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