Event Title

Factors of Malnutrition in Children Under the Age of 5: A Systematic Review and Comparison of Diarrheal Disease Research Before and After 2000 and Oral Rehydration Therapy as a Treatment for Diarrhea in the Andean Countries of South America (Peru and Bolivia)

Poster Number

49

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Human Nutrition

Honors Thesis Committee

Judy Thomas, M.S.; Lauren Sastre, Ph.D.; and Duha Hamed, Ph.D.

Location

Richardson Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2017 2:15 PM

Description

Diarrheal disease, a condition in which three or more loose stools are passed per day, continues to be a significant contributor to malnutrition in children under the age of five in developing countries, including Peru and Bolivia, countries located in the Andean region of South America. This disease is often caused by a variety of pathogens, including – but not limited to – Vibrio cholerae, Cryptosporidium parvum, Norovirus, Rotavirus, and Escherichia coli. However, the research and literature about these diarrhea-causing pathogens have changed significantly over the years for many reasons. This review analyzes how the literature and statistics on infection and pathogen-caused diarrheal disease in children under the age of five in Peru and Bolivia have changed over time and for what reasons. It also analyzes trends in the use of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) as a treatment for diarrheal disease in both countries.

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Apr 21st, 2:15 PM

Factors of Malnutrition in Children Under the Age of 5: A Systematic Review and Comparison of Diarrheal Disease Research Before and After 2000 and Oral Rehydration Therapy as a Treatment for Diarrhea in the Andean Countries of South America (Peru and Bolivia)

Richardson Ballroom

Diarrheal disease, a condition in which three or more loose stools are passed per day, continues to be a significant contributor to malnutrition in children under the age of five in developing countries, including Peru and Bolivia, countries located in the Andean region of South America. This disease is often caused by a variety of pathogens, including – but not limited to – Vibrio cholerae, Cryptosporidium parvum, Norovirus, Rotavirus, and Escherichia coli. However, the research and literature about these diarrhea-causing pathogens have changed significantly over the years for many reasons. This review analyzes how the literature and statistics on infection and pathogen-caused diarrheal disease in children under the age of five in Peru and Bolivia have changed over time and for what reasons. It also analyzes trends in the use of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) as a treatment for diarrheal disease in both countries.