Table 3.2Duration of diarrhoea in 595 children with gastroenteritisa44

Clinical study groupNumberMean duration (days)
Rotavirus203 (34%)4.8
Salmonellae98 (16%)12.3
Escherichia coli55 (9%)6.8
Campylobacter36 (6%)7.4
Shigellae22 (4%)7.9
Rotavirus and salmonellae44 (7%)12.9
Rotavirus and others26 (4%)7.4
No pathogen111 (19%)5.6
Total595 (100%)7.4

Five children with Aeromonas hydrophila were excluded from the analysis.

From: 3, Diagnosis

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