Title: [Acute infectious (not Clostridium difficile-associated) diarrhea in the elderly]
Authors: Van Dessel, C ×
Flamaing, J
Hiele, Martin #
Issue Date: Dec-2005
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor gerontologie en geriatrie vol:36 issue:5 pages:209-12
Abstract: Acute diarrhoea, non-antibiotic associated, is a common problem and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in old age. In most cases diarrhoea has an infectious etiology. A number of different micro organisms can cause infectious diarrhoea. Most frequent are viral infections with a benign evolution. Rehydration is the only important therapeutic measure. Infections with bacteria are less common, antibiotics should be prescribed only in severe cases, and when there is suspicion of invasive infections by enteropathogenic bacteria.
ISSN: 0167-9228
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Research in GastroIntestinal Disorders
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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