Aetiology of childhood diarrhoea in Tripoli – Libya

Original article


Khalifa Sifaw Ghenghesh1, Salaheddin Shaban Abeid1, Fauzi Bara2, and Belqis Bukris2

1. Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Fateh University
2. Aljala Children Hospital, Tripoli – Libya

JMJ Vol. 1, No. 2 (November 2001): 23-29


During one year period stool samples from 157 children (72 female) with diarrhoea and 157 age – and sex – matched children without diarrhoea (controls) were examined for enteropathogens. Enteropathogens were detected in 61.1% of children with diarrhoea and 31.2% controls (p<0.000001). Single pathogens was detected in 41.4% and 25.5% (p<0.005), Rotavirus in 31.9% and 2.2%(p