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Persistent digestive disorders in the tropics: causative infectious pathogens and reference diagnostic tests

Sören L. Becker; Jürg Vogt; Stefanie Knopp; Marcus Panning; David C. Warhurst; Katja Polman; Hanspeter Marti; Lutz von Müller; Cedric P. Yansouni; Jan Jacobs; ...
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  • Published: 24 Jan 2013 Journal: BMC Infectious Diseases, volume 13, issue 1 (issn: 1471-2334, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:sec> <jats:title>Background</jats:title> <jats:p>Persistent digestive disorders account for considerable disease burden in the tropics. Despite advances in understanding acute gastrointestinal infections, important issues concerning epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and control of most persistent digestive symptomatologies remain to be elucidated. Helminths and intestinal protozoa are considered to play major roles, but the full extent of the aetiologic spectrum is still unclear. We provide an overview of pathogens causing digestive disorders in the tropics and evaluate available reference tests.</jats:p> </jats:sec> <jat...
free text keywords: Infectious Diseases, Bacteria, Clinical microbiology, Diagnosis, Digestive disorders, Gastroenterology, Helminths, Intestinal protozoa, Persistent diarrhoea, Virus, Animals, Bacteria/pathogenicity, Clinical Laboratory Techniques/methods, Gastrointestinal Diseases/diagnosis/etiology, Humans, Parasites/pathogenicity, Tropical Medicine, Viruses/pathogenicity, Review, ddc:613, Gastrointestinal infections, Epidemiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Diarrhea, medicine.symptom, Helminths, Immunology, Diagnostic test, Intestinal protozoa, Disease burden, Biology, Medical microbiology, lcsh:Infectious and parasitic diseases, lcsh:RC109-216
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Syndromic approach to Neglected Infectious Diseases (NID) at primary health care level: an international collaboration on integrated diagnostic-treatment platforms
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 260260
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | HEALTH
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