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[Rotavirus infections in a paediatric hospital during 5 years].

Authors
  • Doit, C
  • Mariani-Kurkdjian, P
  • Bourrillon, A
  • Bingen, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives de Pédiatrie
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
14
Issue
12
Pages
1465–1467
Identifiers
PMID: 17977698
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Rotavirus is the major cause of gastroenteritis in children and the main cause of hospital acquired-infection in paediatric unit. We report the epidemiology of gastroenteritis in our hospital during five consecutive years. Rotavirus was involved in 13% of the patients. Seasonal peaks were observed in January and 45.8% of the patients were less than 6 month old. The rotavirus infection was hospital-acquired in 1/3 of the cases. During the winter period, the incidence of rotavirus nosocomial infection was 4.4%.

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