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The most common bacterial cause for diarrhea in children in India is:

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

 

answer: a

explanation: 

Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) is the most common bacterial cause of diarrhea in India.

Extra points:

  • 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.
January 19, 2021

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