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Table 3 Age groups and clinical characteristics by pathogens of 181 diarrheal children with a single pathogen (151 children) or several (30 children) enteric pathogens

From: Bacterial and viral etiology of childhood diarrhea in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  Characteristics
Microbes Number of cases Age in months Diarrhea type Symptoms
0-12 13-24 25-59 Watery Bloody aFever Vomiting Dehydration
Bacteria 78 27(35) 27(32) 24(33) 75(96) 3(4) 46(59) 46(59) 34(43)
 DECb 41 21(51) 12(29) 8(20) 40(98) 1(2) 17(41) 20(49) 10(24)
 Salmonella spp. 20 3(15) 8(40) 9(45) 20(100) 0(0) 15(75) 14(70) 13(65)
 Shigella spp. 14 3(21) 6(43) 5(36) 13(97) 1(7) 13(87) 9(60) 9(60)
 Campylobacter spp. 3 0(0) 1(33) 2(67) 2(67) 1(33) 2(50) 3(75) 2(67)
Virus 73 44(60) 22(30) 7(10) 73(100) 0(0) 50(68) 44(60) 24(37)
 Rotavirus 65 42(65) 20(31) 3(5) 65(100) 0(0) 46(71) 40(62) 22(34)
 Adenovirus 8 2(25) 2(25) 4(50) 8(100) 0(0) 4(50) 4(50) 2(25)
Co-infection 30 7(23) 10(33) 13(43) 28(93) 2(7) 20(67) 20(63) 18(60)
Total 181 78(43) 59(33) 44(24) 176(97) 5(3) 116(64) 110(61) 76(42)
  1. aFever if the temperature of the body rises to ≥38°C.
  2. bDEC Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli.