TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Gill, Christopher J.; Lau, Joseph; Gorbach, Sherwood L.; Hamer, Davidson H.
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;8/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p365
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
10590151

 

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