Gastrointestinal infections cause considerable pediatric morbidity and mortality throughout the world. A variety of agents are emerging as definite or candidate pathogens, and 'established' pathogens such as Vibrio cholerae can reappear with new phenotypes (eg, the 0139 antigen) and virulence. In this article, we discuss recent developments in the etiology of various gastrointestinal disorders, focusing on diarrhea, and review promising new therapies for childhood gastrointestinal infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-94
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in gastroenterology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


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