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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.13 no.3-4 Manaus July/Sept. 1983

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-439219831334531 

PATOLOGIA TROPICAL

PESQUISA EXPLORATÓRIA SOBRE A PRESENÇA DE ROTAVIRUS ASSOCIADO À GASTROENTERITE AGUDA EM CRIANÇAS DE MANAUS (AMAZONAS). 1

José Rafael Rosito Coiro2 

Alcides José de Almeida Neto2 

Maria Cristina Fassioni Heuser2 

Maria Mercedes Bendati2 

Véra Lúcia Vasconcellos2 

Mirela Starhan2 

Jaqueline Josi Samá Rodrigues2 

2Núcleo Interdepartamental de Microscopia Eletrônica (NIDEME) — Instituto de Biociências — Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul — 90000 — Porto Alegre-RS - Brasil.

Summary

Faecal material from children aged zero to 5 years old with diagnosed GEA at one hospital in Manaus was studied through electron microscopy and enzime immunoassay. Samples were collected before any medical treatment was to be applied at the hospital. Out of 29 cases studied 12 showed positivity for rotavirus (41,4%). Out of the 29 cases studied 48,3% were treated with isolated rehydration, 31,0% with antibiotic therapy and 20,7% with chemotherapy. Out of the 12 positive cases 3 were treated with antibiotics and 3 with chemotherapy. Greater frequency of rotavirus was found to occur between zero to 12 months old children. Within this range of age the greater number of GEA and rotavirus cases was detected between the 7th and the 12th month.

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1 Este trabalho recebeu auxílio da Central de Medicamentos (CEME) - Ministério da Previdência e Assistência Social; Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação (PROPESP-UFRGS), Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS) e Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq - n° 300413/BQ 01).

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