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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 103, No. 7, 2008, pp. 741-744
Bioline Code: oc08134
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 103, No. 7, 2008, pp. 741-744

 en Adenovirus, calicivirus and astrovirus detection in fecal samples of hospitalized children with acute gastroenteritis from Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Andreasi, Marcia Sueli Assis; Cardoso, Divina das Dores de Paula; Fernandes, Sonia Maria; Tozetti, Ines Aparecida; Borges, Ana Maria Tavares; Fiaccadori, Fabíola Souza; Santos, Rodrigo Alessandro Tôgo & Souza, Menira

Abstract

We analyzed fecal samples from hospitalized children up to three years of age with acute gastroenteritis at Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, from May 2000-January 2004. Astrovirus and calicivirus were detected by Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction and adenovirus was detected using the Rotavirus and Adenovirus combined immunoenzyme assay. Astrovirus, adenovirus and calicivirus were detected at rates of 3.1%, 3.6% and 7.6%, respectively. These results re-emphasize the need for the establishment of regional vigilance systems to evaluate the impact of enteric viruses on viral gastroenteritis.

Keywords
calicivirus - adenovirus - astrovirus - gastroenteritis

 
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