The most common bacterial cause for diarrhea in children in India is:
a. Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC)
b. Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
c. Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC)
d. Vibrio Cholerae
Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) is the most common bacterial cause of diarrhea in India.
- Rotavirus (Viral) – 50%
- ETEC – 20%
- Vibrio Cholera – 5-10%
- Shigella & Salmonella – 3-7%
- Rotavirus is the single most common cause of diarrhea amongst children in both developed and developing country.
- ETEC is the single most common cause of bacterial diarrhea amongst children in developing country.
- ETEC is the most common bacterial cause for traveler’s diarrhea.