Norovirus prevalence in 'pathogen negative' gastroenteritis in children from periurban areas in Lima, Peru

Fulton P. Rivera, Theresa J. Ochoa, Joaquim Ruiz, Anicia M. Medina, Lucie Ecker, Erik Mercado, Ana I. Gil, Luis Huicho, Claudio F. Lanata

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Norovirus was detected in 17.4% of 224 diarrhoeal samples from children younger than 24 months of age in Lima, in whom all common pathogens had been excluded (pathogen negative). Norovirus was identified more frequently in children older than 12 months of age than in younger children (34% vs 8%, P<0.001). Among norovirus-positive samples, genogroup II was the predominant group (92%). Compared with rotavirus, norovirus episodes tended to be of shorter duration and less severe. The role of norovirus as a cause of diarrhoea and the ascertainment of its severity in developing countries needs further confirmation by future epidemiological studies.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)734-736
Número de páginas3
PublicaciónTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volumen105
N.º12
DOI
EstadoPublicada - dic. 2011

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