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Table 1 Age group wise isolation of enteric pathogen

From: Emerging trends in the etiology of enteric pathogens as evidenced from an active surveillance of hospitalized diarrhoeal patients in Kolkata, India

  Age <5 years   
Pathogen* 0 - 11 month
(n = 245)
12 - 23 month
(n = 227)
24 - 59 month
(n = 176)
Total Age <5 yr
(n = 648)
Age ≥ 5 yr
(n =1871)
All Age Group
(n = 2519)
  n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Bacteria       
V. cholerae O1 22(9) 34(15) 50(28.4) 106(16.4) 548(29.3) 654(26)
V. cholerae O139      2(0.1) 2(0.1)
V. cholerae non-O1, non-O139 2(0.8) 1(0.4) 1(0.6) 4(0.6) 51(2.7) 55(2.2)
V. parahaemolyticus 1(0.4)   2(1.1) 3(0.5) 71(3.8) 74(2.9)
V. fluvialis 3(1.2) 7(3.1) 1(0.6) 11(1.7) 44(2.4) 55(2.2)
Aeromonas spp. 1(0.4) 2(0.9) 1(0.6) 4(0.6) 21(1.1) 25(1)
Campylobacter jejuni 18(7.3) 22(9.7) 20(11.4) 60(9.3) 58(3.1) 118(4.7)
C. coli 1(0.4)   1(0.6) 2(0.3) 20(1.1) 22(0.9)
Shigella spp 8(3.3) 21(9.3) 22(12.5) 51(7.9) 103(5.5) 154(6.1)
Salmonella spp.   1(0.4) 1(0.6) 2(0.3) 21(1.1) 23(0.9)
EPEC 11(4.5) 8(3.5) 2(1.1) 21(3.2) 24(1.3) 45(1.8)
ETEC 9(3.7) 13(5.7) 5(2.8) 27(4.2) 87(4.6) 114(4.5)
EAEC 32(13.1) 28(12.3) 18(10.2) 78(12) 81(4.3) 159(6.3)
Virus       
Rotavirus 130(53.1) 134(59) 48(27.3) 312(48.1) 181(9.7) 493(19.6)
Adenovirus 37(15.1) 26(11.5) 12(6.8) 75(11.6) 51(2.7) 126(5)
Norovirus G1   2(0.9)   2(0.3) 4(0.2) 6(0.2)
Norovirus G2 13(5.3) 10(4.4) 6(3.4) 29(4.5) 43(2.3) 72(2.9)
Sapovirus 13(5.3) 4(1.8) 4(2.3) 21(3.2) 20(1.1) 41(1.6)
Astrovirus 6(2.4) 7(3.1) 5(2.8) 18(2.8) 41(2.2) 59(2.3)
Parasite       
Blastocystis hominis      11(0.6) 11(0.4)
Entamaeba histolytica 8(3.3) 13(5.7) 5(2.8) 26(4) 56(3) 82(3.3)
Giardia lamblia 25(10.2) 34(15) 33(18.8) 92(14.2) 189(10.1) 281(11.2)
Cryptosporidium spp. 37(15.1) 22(9.7) 12(6.8) 71(11) 87(4.6) 158(6.3)
  1. *STEC and EIEC were negative in all stool specimens