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Title: Rotavirus and adenovirus in Rondônia
Authors: Magalhães, Gleiciene Félix
Nogueira, Paulo Afonso
Grava, Andréa Fagundes
Penati, Marilene
Silva, Luiz Hildebrando Pereira da
Orlandi, Patricia Puccinelli
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisa Leônidas e Maria Deane. Manaus. AM. Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisa Leônidas e Maria Deane. Manaus. AM. Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisa Leônidas e Maria Deane. Manaus. AM. Brasil
Hospital Infantil Cosme Damião, Porto Velho, RO, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisa Leônidas e Maria Deane. Manaus. AM. Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisa Leônidas e Maria Deane. Manaus. AM. Brasil
Abstract: Acute gastroenteritis is one of the most common diseases in humans worldwide. Viral gastroenteritis is a global problem in infants and young children. In this study the incidence of diarrhea was assessed in 877 hospitalized children under five years old, over a period of 24 months and distributed in 470 cases of diarrhea and 407 age-matched group with other pathologies, as control group. Two antigen detection techniques based on enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and latex particles were used for detection of rotavirus and adenovirus. Rotavirus A was a major cause of gastroenteritis with 23.6% of cases, being 90% of these cases in young children. Adenovirus infections was detected by EIA with frequency of 6.4%. Rotavirus and adenovirus were detected in 10.1 and 1.7% of stools from control group, respectively. Interestingly, the frequency of the youngest children in the control group excreting Rotavirus A was comparable to that detected in stools from diarrheic children. We cannot rule out the existence of other enteric viruses because the etiology of 171 cases of diarrhea was not determined and active search for astrovirus and calicivirus was not done. This is the first study that shows the presence of enteric viruses in the infantile population from Western Brazilian Amazonia and it was important to help physicians in the treatment of viral gastroenteritis
Keywords: diarrhea
rotavirus
Adenovírus
enzyme immunoassay for rotavirus and adenovirus
latex
Rondônia
Brazil
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Memória do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, v.103, n.5, p.555-557, 2007
ISSN: 0074-0276
Copyright: open access
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