A study of clinical profile and prevalence of Noro virus in acute Diarrhoea among children attending a tertiary care hospital

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2019, Vol 9, Issue 1

Abstract

Background: Diarrhoea is defined as the passage of three or more liquid stools within 24hrs, however it is the recent change in consistency and character of the stools rather than number of stools that is the more important feature. Aims and Objectives: To study the prevalence of acute gastroenteritis due to Noro virus in children <12years. To study the clinical profile of gastroenteritis due to NOROVIRUS in children. Materials and Methods: Type of study: Cross sectional. Type of Sample: Stool samples from children < 12years with acute gastroenteritis. Study Duration: The study was conducted from March 2018 to June 2018. Conclusion: Noro virus is one of the contributors, emerging recently as a cause of gastroenteritis in children < 12 years of age. There is a need for larger and long term studies in future. Further studies will fill the gap of undiagnosed aetiology of diarrhoea.

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K Nagendra Prasad, S Sri Krishna, Ajay Kumar Reddy Bobba, N Partha Sarathy

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  • EP ID EP469557
  • DOI 10.26611/1014919
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K Nagendra Prasad, S Sri Krishna, Ajay Kumar Reddy Bobba, N Partha Sarathy (2019). A study of clinical profile and prevalence of Noro virus in acute Diarrhoea among children attending a tertiary care hospital. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 9(1), 29-32. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-469557