Weaning Diarrhoea

A condition occurring in a background of poor sanitation, which affects infants 6–24 months of age, and represents a major cause of infant mortality in developing nations; weaning from maternal milk results in exposure of the infant to new organisms, deterioration of nutrition—a mechanism similar to kwashiorkor—and loss of passively transferred IgA
Agents Enterotoxic Escherichia coli, rotavirus, Shigella spp
Diagnosis CIE, ELISA, EM of stool
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