Prevalence of acute enteric viral pathogens in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients with diarrhea

Kaarel T. Kaljot, Jing Ping Ling, Jonathan W.M. Gold, Barbara E. Laughon, John G. Bartlett, Donald P. Kotler, Lyndon S. Oshiro, Harry B. Greenberg

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Abstract

Diarrhea due to enteric pathogens is an important complication of advanced human immunodeficiency virus infection. Whereas numerous bacterial and parasitic agents have been implicated, the role of pathogenic enteric viruses is less clear. Stools from 153 human immunodeficiency virus seropositive men were tested by electrophoresis, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and immune electron microscopy for the presence of rotaviruses (group A and non-group A), adenoviruses, and Norwalk agent. Virus was detected in 9% of the patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, 3% of the patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndromerelated complex, and none of the seropositive men without these diagnoses. Virus detection was not more likely in stool from patients with diarrhea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1031-1032
Number of pages2
JournalGastroenterology
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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    Kaljot, K. T., Ling, J. P., Gold, J. W. M., Laughon, B. E., Bartlett, J. G., Kotler, D. P., Oshiro, L. S., & Greenberg, H. B. (1989). Prevalence of acute enteric viral pathogens in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients with diarrhea. Gastroenterology, 97(4), 1031-1032. https://doi.org/10.1016/0016-5085(89)91516-3