Molecular epidemiology and clinical manifestations of viral gastroenteritis in hospitalized pediatric patients in Northern Taiwan

Shih Yen Chen, Yu Chung Chang, Yun Shien Lee, Hsun Chin Chao, Kuo Chien Tsao, Tzou Yien Lin, Tzu Yin Ko, Chi Neu Tsai, Cheng Hsun Chiu

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Abstract

By reverse transcription-PCR or PCR, among 257 children with nonbacterial acute gastroenteritis (AGE), rotavirus, norovirus, astrovirus, enteric adenovirus, and multiple viruses were identified in 78 (30.4%), 21 (8.2%), 7 (2.7%), 51 (19.8%), and 53 (20.6%) patients, respectively. Higher disease severity was found for AGE caused by multiple viruses and by rotavirus alone. The majority of rotaviruses isolated from 2004 to 2006 belonged to genotypes G1 (20.4%), G2 (16.5%), G3 (27.2%), and G9 (21.4%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2054-2057
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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