Rotavirus and bacterial enteropathogens causing acute diarrhea

Mamatha Ballal, Jyothirlatha, Subbannayya Kotigadde, A. Venkatesh, P. G. Shivananda

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Abstract

The etiology of rotavirus in acute diarrhoeal illness in children 0-5 years of age, admitted to the Pediatric wards of Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal was studied, over a period of one year. Rotavirus in the faecal samples detected by the slide latex agglutination test accounted for 14.9% of the diarrheas with maximum incidence in the 7-12 months of age group (57.5%). Bacterial enteropathogens continued to play a significant role in diarrheal diseases. Salmonella enteritis was found more in the age group 0-6 months and shigellosis in 37-60 months. In a control study of 100 children who had no diarrhea, 2 were found positive for rotaviruses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-207
Number of pages5
JournalThe Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-1992

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Ballal, M., Jyothirlatha, Kotigadde, S., Venkatesh, A., & Shivananda, P. G. (1992). Rotavirus and bacterial enteropathogens causing acute diarrhea. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 59(2), 203-207. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02759984