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A common, symptom-based case definition for gastroenteritis

Majowicz, Shannon E; Hall, Gillian; Scallan, Elaine; Adak, Goutam; Gauci, Charmaine; Jones, Timothy; O'Brien, Sarah J.; Henao, O; Sockett, Paul

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National studies determining the burden of gastroenteritis have defined gastroenteritis by its clinical picture, using symptoms to classify cases and non-cases. The use of different case definitions has complicated inter-country comparisons. We selected four case definitions from the literature, applied these to population data from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malta and the United States, and evaluated how the epidemiology of illness varied. Based on the results, we developed a standard case...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25246
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268807009375

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