The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 41, Issue 12, pp 374–383 | Cite as

A clinical profile of diarrhoea in infancy and childhood a study of 200 cases

  • B. S. Naruka
  • Usha Sharma
  • S. Saxena


200 cases of acute diarrhoea below 12 years of age were studied. Its incidence among hospitalized children was 26.5%. A majority of the cases was seen during summer months. Artificially fed infants were affected more often as compared to breast fed ones. 63% of cases had various grades of malnutrition. Dehydration of various degrees was seen in 93.5% of cases. Stool was positive for parasitic infestation in 17% of cases. Bacterial flora was increased in 68% of cases.


Clinical Profile Bacterial Flora Umbilical Hernia Corneal Ulcer Acute Diarrhoea 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. S. Naruka
    • 1
  • Usha Sharma
    • 1
  • S. Saxena
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsS.M.S. Medical College and HospitalsJaipur(Rajasthan)

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