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Volume 17, Number 4—April 2011

Research

Diarrheagenic Pathogens in Polymicrobial Infections

Brianna Lindsay1, T. Ramamurthy1, Sourav Sen Gupta, Yoshifumi Takeda, Krishnan Rajendran, G. Balakrish Nair, and O. Colin StineComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (B. Lindsay, O.C. Stine); National Institute for Cholera and Enteric Disease, Kolkata, India (T. Ramamurthy, S. Sen Gupta, Y. Takeda, K. Rajendran, G.B. Nair)

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Table 1

Characteristics of 2,748 patients hospitalized with diarrhea, Kolkata, India, November 2007–February 2010*

Characteristic
Total, no. (%)
No. pathogens
0 766 (27.9)
>1 1,982 (72.1)
1 1,169 (42.5)
2 589 (21.4)
3 165 (6.0)
4 44 (1.6)
5 10 (0.4)
6
5 (0.2)
Age group, y*
<1 360 (13.1)
>1–2 233 (8.5)
>2–5 177 (6.4)
>5 –15 243 (8.8)
>15 –45 1,210 (44.0)
>45
525 (19.1)
Gender
M 1,482 (53.9)
F
1,266 (46.1)
Residence
Urban 2,226 (81.0)
Rural
522 (19.0)
Religion
Hindu 2,043 (74.3)
Muslim 698 (25.4)
Christian 5 (0.2)
Other
2 (0.1)
Season
Nov–Feb 890 (32.4)
Mar–Jun 837 (30.5)
Jul–Oct
1,021 (37.1)
Feces
Watery 2,080 (75.7)
Loose 561 (20.4)
Bloody 21 (0.8)
Mucoid 15 (0.5)
Bloody and mucoid 71 (92.6)

*Mean ± SD patient age 26 ± 22 y.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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