Diarrhoea and Malnutrition in Childhood - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407004016, 9781483140742

Diarrhoea and Malnutrition in Childhood

1st Edition

Authors: J.A. Walker-Smith A. S. McNeish
eBook ISBN: 9781483140742
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th May 1986
Page Count: 266
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Diarrhoea and Malnutrition in Childhood is derived from a conference of pediatric gastroenterologists from around the world, held in London at the Royal Commonwealth Society and St. Bartholomew's Hospital on November 5-7, 1984. They collaborate to create a source that would educate people from developed and developing communities regarding the topic. The book first tackles the connections between diarrhea and malnutrition, and then provides a model that further explains the relationship. The authors suggest that poverty is the main cause of the two abnormal conditions, and they refer to books and studies of the topic by respected figures in the industry. Bacteria that cause the two diseases and the diseases' variations are also covered. Other topics discussed in the book are parasites in the intestine; schemes on how to improve nutrition; importance of breast-feeding; and role that the parts of the human body play during illness. This book will serve as a valuable reference for doctors, researchers, and even casual readers.

Table of Contents

1 The Interrelationships between Chronic Diarrhea and Malnutrition

2 The Relation between Weaning Practices and Patterns of Morbidity from Diarrhea: an Urban Gambian Case Study

3 The Impact of Acute Diarrhea of Different Etiologies on Food Intake in Children

4 The Maintenance of Mucosal Integrity

5 The Effect of Malnutrition on Gut Structure, Function and Healing after Injury

6 Which Bacteria Damage the Gut and/or Predispose to Chronic Diarrhea?

7 Bacterial Overgrowth in the Small Intestine

Part 1 Causes and Consequences

Part 2 In Malnourished Children

8 Shigellosis

9 Intestinal Parasites

Part 1 Nutritional Importance

Part 2 Giardiasis: Impact on Child Growth

Part 3a Cryptosporidium: Another Gut Pathogen?

Part 3b Cryptosporidium in the Post-Enteritis Syndrome

10 Helminths

Part 1 Trichuriasis in Africa and the Caribbean

Part 2 Trichuriasis in St Lucia

11 Chronic Diarrhea, Malabsorption and the Role of Viruses

12 Do Repeated Attacks of Acute Diarrhea Cause Chronic Diarrhea?

13 Delayed Recovery after Gastroenteritis

Part 1 Delayed Recovery in Childhood

Part 2 Body-Weights, Bacterial Infections, Acute Gastroenteritis and Tendency to Chronicity

14 Theoretical and Practical Evidence for Involvement of the Colon in Diarrheal Diseases

15 Gastroenteritis and Malnutrition

Part 1 Rotavirus and Malnutrition

Part 2 Gastroenteritis and its Impact on Nutrition in Asian and Caucasian Infants in East London

16 The Role of the Pancreas

Part 1 Malnutrition and the Exocrine Pancreas

Part 2 Pancreatic Function in Malnourished Children

17 The Role of the Liver

Part 1 Hepatic Dysfunction and Malnutrition in the Experimental Animal

Part 2 Hepatic Dysfunction and Malnutrition in Children

18 Gastrointestinal Structure and Function in Measles

19 Malnutrition and Immunity

Part 1 The Effects of Nutritional Deficiency on Systemic and Local Immunity: Implication for Gastrointestinal Disease

Part 2 Immunity in Malnutrition without Infection in Preschool Children

20 The Role of Food Intolerance

Part 1 Temporary Syndromes of Food Intolerance: Pathology and Mechanisms of Food Allergy

Part 2 The Role of Cow's Milk Protein Intolerance in Chronic Diarrhea in a Developing Community

Part3 Permanent Food Intolerance: the Role of Celiac Disease

21 Epidemiology of Diarrhea

Part 1 The Global Magnitude of Diarrheal Disease in Young Children

Part 2 Chronic Diarrhea in Childhood: Some Epidemiological Features

22 The Role of Breast-Feeding

Part 1 How Protective is Breast-Feeding in Diarrheal Diseases?

Part 2 Promotion of Breast-Feeding

23 Some Management Strategies

Part 1 Human Breast Milk in the Management of Protracted Diarrhea of Infancy

Part 2 The Role of Colostrum

Part 3 Home-Made Rehydration Solutions



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