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Research Article Volume 7 Issue 1

Diarrhea of Bacterial and Parasitic Origin in Children in the Pediatric Department of the ANAIM Hospital in Kamsar Guinea

Condé Ibrahima1,2*, Diallo Fatoumata Binta2,3, Kouyaté Mustapha2,3, Hyzazi Mari Elisabeth1 and Traoré Amadou1

1Department of Pediatric, ANAIM Kamsar Hospital, Guinea
2Gamal Abdel Nasser University, Conakry, Guinea
3Department of Pediatric, National Hospital Donka, Guinea

*Corresponding Author: Condé Ibrahima, Department of Pediatric, ANAIM Kamsar Hospital, Guinea.

Received: November 22, 2022; Published: December 21, 2022


Introduction: Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of illness and death in children under 5 years of age in developing countries. The etiologies are varied and depend on the living conditions. The aim of our study was to describe the causative germs by performing stool culture and examination of stool, in order to help set up a targeted intervention and provide an early warning for more effective response measures.

Method: This was a prospective cross-sectional study of descriptive type, conducted over a 12-month period from January 1 to December 31, 2018 in the pediatric department of ANAIM Hospital in Kamsar. We included all children hospitalized for acute diarrhea and who had undergone coproculture and stool parasitology before any treatment.

Results: Out of a total of 1223 admissions, 293 cases of acute diarrhea were hospitalized in the pediatric ward of Kamsar, the average age was 22±8 months, the associated pathologies were malaria (86.60%), severe acute malnutrition (11.95%), acute otitis (9.55%). The bacteria found were E. coli (1.71%), Klebsiella (1.02 %,), Salmonella (0.34%), shygella (0.34%) and listeria monocytogene (0.34). The intestinal parasites found were amoebae (3.75%), giardia (3.75%), roundworms (0.34%) and trichomonas (0.34%).

Conclusion: Diarrhea is an important cause of morbidity in children in the pediatric department of the hospital of Kamsar. The germs found were dominated by E. coli, Klebsiella, amoebae and giardia.

Keywords: Diarrhea; Child; Kamsar; Parasitology; Coproculture


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Citation: Condé Ibrahima., et al. “Diarrhea of Bacterial and Parasitic Origin in Children in the Pediatric Department of the ANAIM Hospital in Kamsar Guinea”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.1 (2023): 69-73.


Copyright: © 2022 Condé Ibrahima., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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