Viral diarrhoea in a rural coastal region of Karnataka India

Mamatha Shetty, Thelma Alfonse Brown, Mohan Kotian, P. G. Shivananda

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Abstract

Summary: A total of 106 children below 5 years of age admitted to the Kasturba Medical College Hospital Manipal Karnataka (South India) were investigated over a period of 6 months to determine the aetiologkal role of viruses in acute diarrhoea. Viral aetiological agents isolated were Rotaviruses in 12 (11 per cent) cases, Adenoviruses in 3 (3 per cent) cases, corona virus and astroviruses in two (2 per cent) cases each. Non-viral isolates were Cryptosporidium and Salmonella typhimurium in two cases each, and Entamoeba histolyticaand and Shigella flexneri in one case each.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-303
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-1995
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Shetty, M., Brown, T. A., Kotian, M., & Shivananda, P. G. (1995). Viral diarrhoea in a rural coastal region of Karnataka India. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 41(5), 301-303. https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/41.5.301