Diagnostic Accuracy of Stool Assays for Inflammatory Bacterial Gastroenteritis in Developed and Resource-Poor Countries

Gill, Christopher J.; Lau, Joseph; Gorbach, Sherwood L.; Hamer, Davidson H.
August 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;8/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p365
Academic Journal
Determines the discriminatory power of rapid stool assays in diagnosing acute bacterial gastroenteritis. Testing for lactoferrin, fecal leukocytes, fecal erythrocytes and occult blood; Discrepancies in performance in developed and resource-poor countries; Identification of patients most likely to benefit from empirical antibiotic therapy.


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