Risk Factors for Bloody Diarrhea in Children Under Five Years of Age Residing in Hilla City

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Abdulla L. Jiad, Salma N. Malik

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Bloody diarrhea in young children is usually a sign of invasive enteric infections that carries the risk of serious morbidity and death .This study was conducted on children who are newborn to age five years and who complain of the cases of bloody diarrhea in the city of Hilla. In the period of 15 May 2010 to 15 August 2010,stool samples were collected for three of the primary health care centres in the city. This study was aimed to diagnose the spread and the causes that are related to bloody diarrhoea for children who are below five years old in HillaBabil. The number of samples were collected up to 226 samples. 124 samples were for male children (54, 86%) and 102 samples for females (45,13%). All stool samples were performed by microscopic examination in laboratory culture. Entamoebahistolytica are the highest cause of bloody diarrhea. They were the incidence of total samples 47.7% , followed by Shigella infection rate was 33.6%, while 13.3% of Entoemba coli and 1.7% Salmonella. The low economic and social conditions of families may be the cause of the increase of infections in the children ofHilla.

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Salma N. Malik, A. L. J. . (2021). Risk Factors for Bloody Diarrhea in Children Under Five Years of Age Residing in Hilla City. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(6), 8192–8196. Retrieved from https://www.annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/7008
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