Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Microbiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Features

  • Herbert L. DuPont
  • Larry K. Pickering

Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
    Pages 1-19
  3. Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
    Pages 21-46
  4. Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
    Pages 47-60
  5. Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
    Pages 61-82
  6. Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
    Pages 83-128
  7. Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
    Pages 129-170
  8. Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
    Pages 171-193
  9. Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
    Pages 215-226
  10. Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
    Pages 227-245
  11. Herbert L. DuPont, Larry K. Pickering
    Pages 247-266
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 267-273

About this book

Introduction

Enteric infection has played an important role in the majority of the world's populations, including children (particularly those under four years of age), the aged, the malnourished, military populations, and per­ sons from industrialized regions traveling to developing areas. The magni­ tude of the problem has been profound in areas of the world with reduced economic development, where there exists a greater reservoir of entero­ pathogens and a larger susceptible population with nutritional deficits. Morbidity from enteric infection in developing areas exceeds that seen in industrialized countries by severalfold, with the problem being most seri­ ous in infants who are bottle-fed and other infants and young children soon after being weaned from the breast ("weanling diarrhea"). Of greater significance than the inverse relationship of diarrhea morbidity with levels of industrial development is the relationship of death from intestinal infection and socioeconomic advancement. Mortality rate from diarrhea is 10 to 100 times greater in developing areas. In many parts of the third world, diarrhea, resultant dehydration, and associated malnutri­ tion are the leading causes of death in infants and young children and account for as great as one-third of pediatric deaths.

Keywords

Schistosomiasis antigen antimicrobial antimicrobial resistance antimicrobial therapy bacteremia bacteria bacteriology death infection infections infectious morbidity nutrition virus

Authors and affiliations

  • Herbert L. DuPont
    • 1
  • Larry K. Pickering
    • 2
  1. 1.Program in Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyThe University of Texas Health Science Center Medical SchoolHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Infectious Diseases Program in Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyThe University of Texas Health Science Center Medical SchoolHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-3695-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3697-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3695-2
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