Acute gastroenteritis caused by multiple enteric pathogens in children

S. Y. Chen, C. N. Tsai, H. C. Chao, M. W. Lai, T. Y. Lin, T. Y. Ko, C. H. Chiu

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Of 303 children hospitalized with acute non-bloody, non-mucoid diarrhoea, 69 (22·8%) had polymicrobial infection, including 52 (17·2%) multiple viral infection and 17 (5·6%) viral and bacterial co-infection. Rotavirus had the most important role in both categories; thus the control of rotavirus infection is crucial for maintaining children's health in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-935
Number of pages4
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute gastroenteritis
  • Children
  • Multiple enteric pathogens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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