Gastroenteroviruses infection in Taiwan

Tsong Ming Lu, Hsiu Ting Tsai, Yu Wen Cheng, Lengsu William Chin, Chi Chiang Yang

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Abstract

Acute infectious gastroenteritis causes high morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. The most important cause of gastroenteritis is virus infection. Diarrhea is the dominant symptom of viral gastroenteritis. It subsequently induces dehydration and malnutrition, which contribute to high morbidity and mortality in children. In Taiwan, rotavirus is the major cause (30.4-48%) of infectious gastroenteritis, followed by adenovirus (9.1-19.8%), norovirus (8.2-25%), en-terovirus (<5.2%), astrovirus (2.7-2.9%) and other viruses (including sapovirus)(<1%). Untreated gastroenteritis is the major cause of infantile mortality, which leads to human tragedy and economic burden. In Taiwan, the cost of admission or hospitalization associated with gastroenterovirus infection is about more than 40% of the monthly salary of an unskilled or service worker. Understanding the epidemiology of gastroenterovirus and its induced host immune response could benefit the development for prevention and therapeutic management of gastroenterovirus. This review summarizes the epidemiological information and current knowledge of gastroenteroviruses that cause gastroenteritis in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalOpen Infectious Diseases Journal
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Gastroenteritis
Taiwan
Infection
Child Mortality
Sapovirus
Morbidity
Norovirus
Rotavirus
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Virus Diseases
Dehydration
Adenoviridae
Malnutrition
Diarrhea
Epidemiology
Hospitalization
Economics
Viruses
Costs and Cost Analysis
Mortality

Keywords

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroenterovirus
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology

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Gastroenteroviruses infection in Taiwan. / Lu, Tsong Ming; Tsai, Hsiu Ting; Cheng, Yu Wen; Chin, Lengsu William; Yang, Chi Chiang.

In: Open Infectious Diseases Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009, p. 37-43.

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Lu, Tsong Ming ; Tsai, Hsiu Ting ; Cheng, Yu Wen ; Chin, Lengsu William ; Yang, Chi Chiang. / Gastroenteroviruses infection in Taiwan. In: Open Infectious Diseases Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 37-43.
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