Norovirus highly prevalent cause of endemic acute diarrhea in children in the peruvian amazon

Pablo Peñataro Yori, Kellogg Schwab, Robert H. Gilman, Sharon Nappier, Daniel Velasquez Portocarrero, Robert E. Black, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Eric R. Hall, Christine Moe, Juan Leon, Vita A. Cama, Margaret Kosek

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Abstract

To determine the burden of norovirus infections in children stools from a longitudinal community cohort were evaluated using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. Norovirus was detected in 21.3% of diarrheal and 8.0% of nondiarrheal stools (P < 0.01). Norovirus diarrhea was highly associated with age and the odds ratio for norovirus diarrhea fell by 2.8% per month (OR = 0.97, 95% CI: 0.95-0.99). Norovirus seems to be an important etiology of community acquired diarrhea in this study population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)844-847
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Calicivirus
  • Diarrhea
  • Norovirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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