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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 17 | Page No.: 2915-2919
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.2915.2919
Investigation of Diarrhea Agents Less Than 5 Years of Age in Summer in Gaziantep/Turkey
I.H. Kilic, M. Ozaslan, T. Karsligil, I.D. Karagoz and Y. Zer

Abstract:
Pathogens causing summer diarrhea examined to detect among children less than 5 years of age in Gaziantep. We conducted among 100 children with diarrhea during summer at the pediatric hospital of Gaziantep. In stool samples from children, Rotavirus with Rotatect kit (Dade Behring, Germany), Entamoeba spp. with direct microscopy and bacterial pathogens with cultural techniques investigated. Cystic form of Entamoeba spp. was determined in 61 (61%) and Rotavirus antigen in 25 positive samples (25%). A predominant bacterium was determined in total 87 stool samples (87%). Despite of only cystic form of Entamoeba spp. was determined in seven, only bacteria in 22 and only Rotavirus in one; two of them were determined in 67 out of stool samples. According to comparison with stool samples belong to various months we have found that, Rotavirus and E. coli are the most pathogenic agents in August more than June and July.
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How to cite this article:

I.H. Kilic, M. Ozaslan, T. Karsligil, I.D. Karagoz and Y. Zer, 2007. Investigation of Diarrhea Agents Less Than 5 Years of Age in Summer in Gaziantep/Turkey. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 2915-2919.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.2915.2919

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2007.2915.2919

 
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