2001
DOI: 10.1590/s0036-46652001000400003 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Information concerning the disease burden of viral gastroenteritis has important implications for the use and monitoring the impact of public health policies. The present study, carried out in Córdoba city, Argentina, documents the epidemiology of severe viral diarrhea as well as the burden of viral gastrointestinal disease in the hospital children admission. A total of 133 stools were collected from hospitalized children (Town Childhood Hospital) suffering from acute diarrhea and studied for the presence of G… Show more

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“…In this study, a higher detection rate of astrovirus in cases of AG (4.3%) was observed, as compared to non-diarrheic patients (0.5%) (p < 0.05). This result is comparable to those from other studies where viral detection rates in cases of AG ranged from 1.5 to 20% (Mitchell et al 1999, Giordano et al 2001, Denno et al 2005. In contrast, results from children without gastroenteritis are lower than those observed in other studies where detection rates of 1.2 to 5.7% were yielded considering the same population (Pennap et al 2002, Riechmann et al 2004.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
“…The astroviruses are recognized as one of the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in infants and young children in worldwide (Giordano et al 2001) and its seasonality is variable according to the geographic region (Naficy et al 2000, Guix et al 2002. The main symptom of the astrovirus infections is a watery and mild diarrhea, which generally results in mild diarrheic disease (Matsui & Greenberg 2001), although a recent study has described astrovirus infection related to severe dehydrating gastroenteritis among isolated Brazilian communities (Gabbay et al 2006).…”
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“…Viruses, including rotavirus (RV), norovirus (NoV), enteric adenovirus 40/41 (AdV) and astrovirus (AsV) have been shown to be important causes of acute diarrhea in children during the early years of life [8][9][10][11]. RV and NoV are considered the most important causative agents of viral gastroenteritis [12,13] and surveillance studies have demonstrated that RV is one of the most common causes of diarrhea among children seeking hospital care for their illness [14].…”
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“…La tabla 2 se realizó para determinar la procedencia y el año en el cual se obtuvo cada cepa y relacionarlo con el resultado del comportamiento filogenético por NJ. Cuando se evalúan los HAstV, se detectan prevalencias muy bajas que no alcanzan a elevar el porcentaje de las diarreas diagnosticadas en un tipo de poblaciones como la nuestra (13)(14)(15)(16)(17).…”
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“…22,23 It has be en re por ted pre vi o usly that ro ta vi rus gas tro en te ri tis is most fre qu ent du ring win ter and at the be gin ning of spring whi le ade no vi rus is ob ser ved thro ug ho ut the ye ar. 8,10,14,22 In Tur key, ro ta vi rus is hig hest in Ja nu ary, Ap ril, and Feb ru ary. 19,25,26 Our da ta are si mi lar to pre vi o us re ports.…”
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