Infantile viral gastroenteritis: on the way to closing the diagnostic gap.

@article{Simpson2003InfantileVG,
  title={Infantile viral gastroenteritis: on the way to closing the diagnostic gap.},
  author={Ross Simpson and Sulieman Aliyu and Miren Iturriza-G{\'o}mara and Ulrich Desselberger and James R J Gray},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={258-62}
}
A total of 305 faecal specimens collected from children under the age of 5 who presented with symptoms of acute gastroenteritis either as inpatients at Addenbrooke's Hospital (N = 100) or to General Practitioners in East Anglia (N = 205) during 1999-2001 were tested for the presence of rotavirus, norovirus, sapovirus, enteric adenoviruses (Group F, serotypes 40 and 41), and astrovirus. An aetiologic agent was found in 184 specimens (60.3%). The most commonly found single viral pathogen was… CONTINUE READING
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