Rotavirus and central nervous system symptoms: cause or contaminant? Case reports and review.

@article{Lynch2001RotavirusAC,
  title={Rotavirus and central nervous system symptoms: cause or contaminant? Case reports and review.},
  author={Maeve Lynch and Brian H. Y. Lee and Parvin Azimi and John Gentsch and Carol Ann Glaser and Sabrina Gilliam and Harry Chang and Richard P. Ward and Roger I. Glass},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={932-8}
}
Rotavirus is a common cause of severe gastroenteritis in children. In 2 patients with rotavirus gastroenteritis who developed encephalopathy, rotavirus RNA was detected in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction; in 1 patient, rotavirus RNA was detected on 2 occasions 3 weeks apart. There are increasing reports of cases in which patients who have seizures after an episode of rotavirus diarrhea have evidence of rotavirus in their CSF. A search of 2 large… CONTINUE READING

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