SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.24 issue2The occurrence of abortion in hospital patients of the urban centers of S.Paulo State, BrazilThe elderly population of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): pilot-study as to the trustworthiness and validity of the mental health segment of the BOAS questionnaire author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista de Saúde Pública

Print version ISSN 0034-8910

Abstract

COSTA, Cristovão; CANDEIAS, José Alberto Neves  and  CAPELETTI, Edna Lilian Lira. Electropherotypes of rotavirus in children with and without gastroenteritis. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1990, vol.24, n.2, pp. 152-155. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101990000200011.

It was defined the electropherotypes of rotavirus indentified in stools of a groups (named "case") of 500 children with diarrhea, ranging in age from 0 to 12 months. A group (named "control") of 500 children of the same age group, without diarrhea or respiratory infections, were evaluated. Humam rotavirus was detected in 14.8% of the children with diarrhea. Of the positive samples 5 had the "short" and 11 the "long" electropherotype. In the control group rotavirus was detected in 0.8% of children and all the three positive samples had "long" electropherotype.

Keywords : Rotaviruses [isolation]; Gastroenteritis.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · pdf in Portuguese