Role of viruses in acute gastroenteritis in infants and young children at Vellore, south India.

@article{Mathews1996RoleOV,
  title={Role of viruses in acute gastroenteritis in infants and young children at Vellore, south India.},
  author={Mary Mathews and Sheila Medeiros dos Santos Pereira and Chellam Kirubakaran and Minnie M. Mathan},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={151-3}
}
The aetiological contribution of viral agents in the causation of acute diarrhoea was studied prospectively in 915 infants and young children aged 1-35 months. This was a hospital-based study, selection being carried out by proportionate random sampling; 587 matched controls were also investigated simultaneously. Methods of detection included direct electron microscopy, ELISA for rotaviruses and immune electron microscopy. Rotaviruses emerged as the single most important cause with highest… CONTINUE READING

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