Enteric viral infections in pre-school children in Karachi, Pakistan.

  title={Enteric viral infections in pre-school children in Karachi, Pakistan.},
  author={Mubina Agboatwalla and Shinobu Isomura and Durre Seemi Akram and Y Isihara and Kenji Sakae and Toshiharu Yamashita and O Nishuo},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={62 3},
A prospective study was conducted in Karachi, Pakistan on the virology of enteropathogens excreted by children with acute gastroenteritis and the results were compared with a control group of healthy children. Rotavirus and Adenovirus detection was done using ELISA techniques, while enterovirus isolation was done by virus culture. In 1990, 12.3% children with acute watery diarrhoea excreted rotavirus, as compared to 24.4% children in 1991. None of the healthy children excreted adenovirus 40 and… CONTINUE READING