Rotavirus gastroenteritis among children under five years of age in Valencia, Spain


Por: Diez-Domingo, J, Martin, I, Sanz, A, Lopez, A, Martinez, C, Boronat, C, Del Barrio, M, Garcia, D, Pons, M, Crespo, V, Esteve, P, Arfella, I, Monrabal, I, Baveira, L and Lopez, M

Fecha de Publicación: 01/05/2006
Resumen:
The population-based incidence of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children < 5 years of age in Valencia, Spain, over a 1-year period (December 1, 2003, to November 30, 2004) was determined. A total of 553 episodes of gastroenteritis in children < 5 years of age (mean age, 22.8 +/- 14.5 months) were recorded (annual incidence of 138 per 1,000). A positive enzyme-linked immunoadsorbant assay result for rotavirus antigen was obtained in 15% of the samples. The incidence of rotavirus gastroenteritis was 15 per 1,000 children < 5 years of age, being the highest incidence in children : 12 months of age (31 per 1,000). Eighty percent of rotavirus gastroenteritis occurred during the winter months (January-March). Genotype G1 was detected in 86% of the samples and G4 in the other 14%.
ISSN: 08913668





PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL
Editorial
LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, TWO COMMERCE SQ, 2001 MARKET ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 USA, Estados Unidos America
Tipo de documento: Article
Volumen: 25 Número: 5
Páginas: 455-457s
WOS: 000237587800016
ID de PubMed: 16645514

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