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Plesiomonas shigelloides diarrhea in Enugu area of south eastern Nigeria: Incidence, clinical and epidemiological features
IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences
The role of Plesiomonas shigelloides was determined in patients attending health centres and cottage hospitals in parts of Enugu State of Nigeria had diarrhoea. During the 12-month study (March 2012 -Feb 2013), P. shigelloides was isolated from 51 (7.2%) patients who had diarrhoea and none from 500 patients without diarrhoea (p<0.01) recruited from a match control group. The age and sex distribution of the P. shigelloides patients showed that the age group 19 -31 months (16.7%) yielded thedoi:10.9790/0853-13426873 fatcat:dogucivfs5dtfkny5lezhxqqte