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Revista de Saúde Pública

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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 1518-8787.

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.

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