Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Rotavirus infection in children: clinical and laboratory features and catamnesis

Year: 2013, volume 9 Issue: №3 Pages: 504-508
Heading: Infectious Diseases Article type: Original article
Authors: Mikhailova E.V., Levin D.U., Danilov A.N., Koshkin A.P., Lavrentiev G.P.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Purpose is to study the clinical, laboratory and instrumental characteristics of the course of rotavirus infection in children up to 3 years in the acute phase and during the convalescence period. Material and methods. A clinical, laboratory and instrumental examination of 320 children up to 3 years with moderate to severe rotavirus infection. Results. The presence of long-term persistence of rotavirus recovering from rotavirus infection. Identified functional disorders of the digestive system in the acute period and the period of convalescence in children up to 3 years with rotavirus infection. Conclusion. For a long period (up to 3 months), almost half of patients may experience intestinal dysfunction, possibly related to the long-term persistence of rotavirus.

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