epidemic diarrhea of the newborn

epidemic diarrhea of the newborn

[¦ep·ə¦dem·ik ‚dī·ə′rē·ə əvthə ′nü‚bȯrn]
(medicine)
Contagious, fulminating diarrhea with high mortality, seen in newborns; caused by enteropathogenic strains of Escherichia coli, strains of Staphylococcus, other bacteria, and possibly viruses.
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