Comparison of clinical characteristics between astrovirus and rotavirus infections diagnosed in 1997 to 2002 in Hungary.

@article{Jakab2005ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of clinical characteristics between astrovirus and rotavirus infections diagnosed in 1997 to 2002 in Hungary.},
  author={Ferenc Jakab and J{\'a}nos P{\'e}terfai and Edina Meleg and K B{\'a}nyai and Douglas K. Mitchell and Gy{\"o}rgy Szűcs},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={667-71}
}
AIM To determine the severity and clinical characteristics of human astrovirus (HAstV) infections among hospitalized children and compare them with children infected by rotavirus. METHODS Retrospective, case-control study of astrovirus-infected and rotavirus-infected children. Astroviruses were detected in stool samples by enzyme immunoassay and/or reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. All stool samples were tested for rotavirus and bacterial pathogens, and all negative samples… CONTINUE READING