DESIGN OF THE STUDY: The design used in conducting this study was prospective. All pediatric patients aged months to 59 months admitted at VSMMC Ward 7 ORT unit who were diagnosed with acute bloody diarrhea given ciprofloxacin from July 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006.
STUDY SETTING: VSMMC WARD 7 ORT UNIT
PARTICIPANTS: Pediatric patients aged 6 months to 59 months.
INTERVENTION: Patients stayed in the VSMMC ward 7-ORT unit for 3 days. Thirty-six patients were randomly assigned to receive ciprofloxacin 15 mg/kl/dose BID for 3 days.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinical treatment was considered successful in patient given ciprofloxacin for 3 days.
RESULTS: Therapy was clinically successful in 30 patients who received ciprofloxacin.
CONCLUSION: Ciprofloxacin is effective in the treatment of shigellosis.
To determine the effectiveness of Ciprofloxacin in pediatric patients aged 6 months to 59 months with Acute Bloody Diarrhea admitted at VSMMC Ward 7 ORT unit from July 1, 2006- December 31, 2006.
1. To determine the clinical factors of all patients diagnosed with Acute Bloody Diarrhea seen at ORT unit as to their:
A. Age and sex
B. Nutritional Status
D. Mode of feeding
E. Vitamin A supplementation status for 6 months of age and above
2. To determined how many of the patients treated with Ciprofloxacin improved clinically based on:
B. Blood in the stool
C. Passage of fewer stool