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Rotavirus and biliary atresia: can causation be proven?

Authors
  • Hertel, Paula M
  • Estes, Mary K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current opinion in gastroenterology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
28
Issue
1
Pages
10–17
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MOG.0b013e32834c7ae4
PMID: 22123643
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Rotavirus can be detected in the serum of mice and children and causes biliary atresia in neonatal mice. Approaches to re-examine whether rotavirus causes biliary atresia in children are discussed based on concepts from the mouse model of biliary atresia and rotavirus vaccination programs.

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