infantile diarrhea


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infantile diarrhea

[′in·fən‚tīl ‚dī·ə′rē·ə]
(medicine)
An acute gastrointestinal disease in infants resulting from damage of the intestinal mucosa by an infectious organism.
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Discrimination can also be seen in the way in which the Health Department pursued the health problems of primary importance to the city's African Americans, particularly infantile diarrhea and tuberculosis.
Justification for this division stemmed from the observation that EAF-bearing EPEC far outnumber atypical EPEC as the cause of infantile diarrhea in less-developed countries and of diarrhea outbreaks in general (3).
This drought was associated with an increase in reported cases of infantile diarrhea, and during the first 3 months of 1998 the case numbers of infantile diarrhea were markedly increased above the mean monthly totals for the preceding 5-year period (20).
For the most part, this involves protecting and treating infantile diarrhea. In addition, researchers want to study intestinal integrity using healthy adults and those with irritable bowel syndrome.
In the United States the virus Rotavirus is the number one cause of infantile diarrhea. Attempts to produce a vaccine against this virus have not been successful, and there is no good treatment except for intravenous fluids.
Epidemiology and etiology of severe infantile diarrhea. J Pediatr 1968;72:1-14.
Life-threatening infantile diarrhea from fluoroquinolone-resistant Salmonella enterica Typhimurium with mutations in both gyrA and parC.
Multi-drug resistant and fluoroquinorone-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium definitive phage type 12 isolated from infantile diarrhea. [Japanese] Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases 2001;75:815-8.