Prevalence of enteric viruses among hospital patients with AIDS in Kinshasa, Zaire.

@article{Thea1993PrevalenceOE,
  title={Prevalence of enteric viruses among hospital patients with AIDS in Kinshasa, Zaire.},
  author={Donald M. Thea and Roger I Glass and G S Grohmann and Jos Perriens and B Ngoy and Bila Kapita and U Atido and M Mabaluku and Gerald T Keusch},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1993},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={
          263-6
        }
}
  • Donald M. Thea, Roger I Glass, +6 authors Gerald T Keusch
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    Transactions of the Royal…
    1993
  • Medicine
  • Diarrhoea is the most common manifestation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Africa. Numerous parasitic or bacterial agents have been implicated, but a pathogen-specific aetiology has not been found. Enteric viruses (i.e., rotavirus, small round structured viruses, coronavirus, and adenovirus) were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or electron microscopy in faecal specimens of 17% of 198 consecutive adult admissions to a general medical ward of an urban hospital in… CONTINUE READING

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