A Significant Role of Rotavirus in Acute Gastroenteritis in Infants and Young Children

  • Muzief Munir Departement of Child Health, Universitas Sam Ratulangi Medical School /Gn. Wenang Hospital, Manado, North Sulawesi
  • S. Salendu-Warovw Departement of Child Health, Universitas Sam Ratulangi Medical School /Gn. Wenang Hospital, Manado, North Sulawesi
  • I. S. Karundeng Department of Microbiology, Universitas Sam Ratulangi Medical School/Gunung Wenang Hospital Manado, North Sulawesi
Keywords: rotavirus, acute gastroenteritis, dysentery like diarrhea, watery diarrhea, fever, vomiting

Abstract

A study of the role of rotavirus in acute gastroenteritis in infants and children was conducted in an attempt to find out the magnitude of its problems.

It was found that the majority of cases with acute diarrhea was caused by rotavirus, only 8% were bacteriial gastroenteritis while the remaining one third of unknown origin.

The clinical course of rotavirus gastroenteritis seemed to be a dysentery like diarrhea with an acute onset of watery diarrhea, associated with fever and vomiting.

These findings indicate that a further extensive study is needed and that the regimen of treatment of dysentery-like diarrhea should be reevaluated.

Author Biography

I. S. Karundeng, Department of Microbiology, Universitas Sam Ratulangi Medical School/Gunung Wenang Hospital Manado, North Sulawesi

 

 

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Published
2021-12-20
How to Cite
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Munir M, Salendu-Warovw S, Karundeng IS. A Significant Role of Rotavirus in Acute Gastroenteritis in Infants and Young Children. PI [Internet]. 20Dec.2021 [cited 25Feb.2024];23(3-4):71-. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/2896
Section
Pediatric Gastrohepatology
Received 2021-12-20
Published 2021-12-20