Curr Health Sci J, vol. 36, no. 4, 2010

Diarrhea with Rotavirus in Children

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Cristina Singer, Polixenia Stancu, Simona Cosoveanu, Loredana Osiac, Coca Grigorie, Alina Botu

Pediatrics Department, County Emergency Hospital Craiova, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova


Abstract:

The rotavirus is the most frequent etiologic agent of the acute diarrheic disease in infants and young children worldwide. It is globally estimated that rotaviruses are annually responsible for more than 111 million cases of infantile gastroenteritis and approximately 600,000 deaths. As a result of the high morbidity and mortality, the diarrhea with rotavirus represents a major health problem. The research in the field of the antirotaviral vaccination revealed new possibilities of reducing the frequency of the diarrhea caused by this virus. The present paper contains the disease epidemiology, morphology, pathogeny, transmission, clinical aspects, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.


Keywords:
rotavirus, diarrhea, children



Corresponding:
Singer Cristina, MD, PhD, Pediatrics Department, County Emergency Hospital Craiova, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Str Petru Rares nr. 4, 200456, Craiova, Dolj, RomAnia; e-mail: mendelson.ltd@gmail.com; mendelson_ltd@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.36.04.14 - Download PDF