Severity of Diarrhea and Malnutrition among Under Five-Year-Old Children in Rural Bangladesh

Abstract. Enteric pathogens are commonly associated with diarrhea among malnourished children. This study aimed to determine the association between the severity of diarrheal illnesses and malnutrition among under 5-year-old children. During 2010 and 2011, we studied 2,324 under 5-year-old diarrheal children with mild disease (MD) and moderate-to-severe disease (MSD) attending a hospital in Bangladesh.

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Severity of Diarrhea and Malnutrition among Under Five-Year-Old Children in Rural Bangladesh