SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.16 issue9Clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic characterization of patients with acute myocardial infarctionRisk approach in dengue prevention author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO



On-line version ISSN 1029-3019


SEISDEDOS GOMEZ, Gloria María et al. Clinical therapeutic and epidemiological characteristics in patients admitted due to persistent diarrheal disease . MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.9, pp.1422-1427. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive, longitudinal and prospective study was conducted in 62 infants with persistent diarrheal disease, admitted to the Department for Acute Diarrheal Diseases of Southern Teaching Children Hospital in Santiago de Cuba from January to December 2010 to characterize them according to some epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic variables. Most members of the series were males (66.1%), they were from rural areas (53.2%), and had regular living conditions (51.7%) and history of diarrhea (53.2%). Also, the use of antimicrobials before admission was high (74.1%), with prevalence of metronidazole (32.2%), the most frequent complication was the disaccharidase deficiency (67.7%) and the total of the patients did not receive exclusive breastfeeding, which could contribute to increasing the frequency of the condition

Keywords : infant; persistent diarrheal disease; diarrheal disorders; children hospitals.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )