Misuse of Drugs in Acute Diarrhoea in Under-Five Children

This was a community based, thirty cluster survey, carried out in Chitta~on~ metropolitan area of Ban~ladesh, aimed to dete~mine the extent of misuse of dru~s in acute diarrhoea amon~ under-five children. Data were collected from 360 mothers whose under-live children had suffered from acute diarrhoea durin~ the precedin~ two weeks of interview. Data were pertained to type and duration of diarrhoea and treatment received. There were 339(94.2o/r) cases of acute watery diarrhoea and 21 (5.8%) cases of dysentery i.e. blood in stool. The mean duration of the diarrhoeal episode was 3.17z1.69 days (95% CI, 2.99-3.34). Three hundred twenty ei~ht (91.1%)…

 

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