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AuthorDuPont, Herbert L. author
TitleInfections of the Gastrointestinal Tract [electronic resource] : Microbiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Features / by Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1980
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Descript XVI, 274 p. 31 illus. online resource


Enteric infection has played an important role in the majority of the world's populations, including children (particularly those under four years of age), the aged, the malnourished, military populations, and perยญ sons from industrialized regions traveling to developing areas. The magniยญ tude of the problem has been profound in areas of the world with reduced economic development, where there exists a greater reservoir of enteroยญ pathogens and a larger susceptible population with nutritional deficits. Morbidity from enteric infection in developing areas exceeds that seen in industrialized countries by severalfold, with the problem being most seriยญ ous in infants who are bottle-fed and other infants and young children soon after being weaned from the breast ("weanling diarrhea"). Of greater significance than the inverse relationship of diarrhea morbidity with levels of industrial development is the relationship of death from intestinal infection and socioeconomic advancement. Mortality rate from diarrhea is 10 to 100 times greater in developing areas. In many parts of the third world, diarrhea, resultant dehydration, and associated malnutriยญ tion are the leading causes of death in infants and young children and account for as great as one-third of pediatric deaths


1. Immune Mechanisms in Infectious Diarrhea -- Nonspecific Gastrointestinal Immune Mechanisms -- Immunologic Mechanisms in Enteric Infection -- Breast Milk and Gastrointestinal Immunity -- Immunologic Control of Enteric Infection -- References -- 2. Amebiasis -- Epidemiology -- Pathogenesis -- Clinical Aspects -- Complications of Intestinal Amebiasis -- Diagnosis -- Serology -- Treatment -- References -- 3. Giardiasis -- Pathogenesis -- Epidemiology -- Clinical Aspects -- Diagnosis -- Treatment -- Immunity -- Prevention -- References -- 4. Bacillary Dysentery -- Bacteriology -- Pathogenesis -- Epidemiology -- Clinical Features -- Diagnosis -- Immunology of Shigellosis -- Therapy of Bacillary Dysentery -- References -- 5. Salmonellosis -- Bacteriology -- Virulence -- Pathogenesis -- Epidemiology -- Clinical Features -- Complications -- Institutional Salmonellosis -- Conditions Predisposing to or Associated with Salmonellosis -- Diagnosis -- Antimicrobial Resistance among Salmonella Organisms: Relationship of Human and Animal Strains -- Antimicrobial Therapy -- Immunoprophylaxis -- References -- 6. Cholera and Escherichia coli Diarrhea -- Cholera -- ETEC Diarrhea -- Enteropathogenic E. coli (by Serotype Identification) -- References -- 7. Viral Agents in Diarrhea -- Norwalk-Like Agents -- Rotaviruses (RVs) -- References -- 8. Relative Importance of Enteropathogens in Acute Endemic Diarrhea and Food-Borne Diarrheal Illness -- Acute Endemic Diarrhea -- Food-Borne Diarrheal Illness -- References -- 9. Diarrhea of Travelers (Emporiatric Enteritis) -- Magnitude of the Problem and Populations at Risk -- Clinical Aspects -- Etiology -- Prevention of Travelersโ{128}{153} Diarrhea and the Source of the Problem -- References -- 10. Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Diarrhea -- Diagnostic Procedures -- Nonspecific Therapy-Antidiarrheal Compounds -- Specific Antimicrobial Therapy -- References -- 11. Fluid and Dietary Management of Acute Diarrhea -- Mechanisms of Fluid and Electrolyte Loss by Causative Agent -- Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy -- Initiation of a Modified Diet -- Disaccharidase Deficiency -- Diagnosis of Carbohydrate Malabsorption -- References

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