The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of rotavirus infection in infants under 6 months of age who were admitted to hospital in a developed country for treatment of gastroenteritis.
Between April 1980 and April 1990, 595 such infants were admitted to the infectious diseases ward at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Faecal specimens were collected within 6h of admission and were tested for viral, bacterial and protozoal enteric pathogens, Rotaviruses of several serotypes were found in specimens from 15.1% of the infants, adenoviruses in 12.4% and other pathogens in 10.8%. Rotaviruses were found equally often in infants in each 1 month age group.
No pathogens were able to be identified in 61.7% of cases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Nourrisson, Homme, Gastroentérite, Rotavirus, Reoviridae, Virus, Australie, Océanie, Vaccination
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Infant, Human, Gastroenteritis, Duovirus, Reoviridae, Virus, Australia, Oceania, Vaccination
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