Importance of enteric adenoviruses 40 and 41 in acute gastroenteritis in infants and young children.

@article{Uhnoo1984ImportanceOE,
  title={Importance of enteric adenoviruses 40 and 41 in acute gastroenteritis in infants and young children.},
  author={Ingrid S Uhnoo and G{\"o}ran Wadell and Lennart Svensson and Mats E. Johansson},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={365-72}
}
In a prospective 1-year study of acute infantile gastroenteritis, adenoviruses were detected in the stools or by seroconversions, or both, in 56 of 416 (13.5%) ill children. By use of DNA restriction enzyme analysis, enzyme immunoassay, and culture techniques, 33 of 56 (59%) adenovirus specimens were identified as enteric adenoviruses 40 and 41 (Ad40 and Ad41). They were found as the sole recognizable cause of diarrhea in 30 of 416 (7.2%) ill children and in 0 of 200 controls. Three additional… CONTINUE READING