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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69-71

Detection and characterisation of rotaviruses from children less than 5 years hospitalised with acute gastroenteritis in Nagercoil


1 Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences , Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Moses Mathias Hospital, K. P. Road, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India

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G Kang
Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences , Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.108727

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Group A rotavirus continues to be the major cause of severe gastroenteritis in young children in developing countries. In this study, we report the prevalence and genotype of rotaviruses identified from children <5 years of age hospitalised with acute gastroenteritis from Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu from 2007-2010. From the 139 children included in the study, 71 samples (51%) were positive by ELISA and 65 samples were positive by PCR-based methods. G1P[8] (44.6%) was the most commonly identified genotype. In addition, we report detection of rotavirus in two of three CSF samples from children with seizures.






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