Attualità in tema di gastroenteriti virali infantili

Simona De Grazia, Claudia Colomba, Giovanni Giammanco, Antonio Cascio, Giovanni M. Giammanco, Simona De Grazia, Cascio

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Abstract

Acute gastroenteritis is one of the most common diseases in humans worldwide. Viruses are recognized as important causes of this disease, particularly in children. Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea in children under 5 years of age. Astrovirus, calicivirus and enteric adenovirus are also important etiologic agents of acute gastroenteritis. Other viruses, such as toroviruses and picobirnaviruses are increasingly being identified as causative agents of diarrhea. In recent years, the availability of diagnostic tests, mainly immunoassays or molecular biology techniques, has increased our understanding of this group of viruses. The future development of a safe and highly effective vaccine against rotavirus could prevent, at least, cases of severe diarrhea and reduce mortality from this disease.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)89-94
Numero di pagine6
RivistaActa Medica Mediterranea
Volume20
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2004

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