A 1-year study involving 157 gastroenteritis samples was conducted to investigate the role of human astrovirus, (HAstV) as a cause of gastroenteritis in Italian children aged < 2 years. The overall incidence of HAstV was 3.1%. Most cases occurred between March and May, and four of the five isolates were of the HAstV-1 type, the other being HAstV-3. Analysis of genetic variability showed that the three HAstV-1 isolates collected in 2000 clustered together, but separately from the 1999 isolate. The results indicated that HAstV should be considered as a potential diarrhoeal pathogen in Italian children. © 2004 Copyright by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

DE GRAZIA S, GIAMMANCO GM, COLOMBA C, BONINA L, CASCIO A, ARISTA S (2004). Molecular epidemiology of astrovirus infection in Italian children with gastroenteritis, 10(11), 1025-1029 [10.1111/j.1469-0691.2004.00995.x].

Molecular epidemiology of astrovirus infection in Italian children with gastroenteritis.

DE GRAZIA, Simona;GIAMMANCO, Giovanni;COLOMBA, Claudia;CASCIO, ANTONIO;ARISTA, Serenella
2004-01-01

Abstract

A 1-year study involving 157 gastroenteritis samples was conducted to investigate the role of human astrovirus, (HAstV) as a cause of gastroenteritis in Italian children aged < 2 years. The overall incidence of HAstV was 3.1%. Most cases occurred between March and May, and four of the five isolates were of the HAstV-1 type, the other being HAstV-3. Analysis of genetic variability showed that the three HAstV-1 isolates collected in 2000 clustered together, but separately from the 1999 isolate. The results indicated that HAstV should be considered as a potential diarrhoeal pathogen in Italian children. © 2004 Copyright by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
2004
DE GRAZIA S, GIAMMANCO GM, COLOMBA C, BONINA L, CASCIO A, ARISTA S (2004). Molecular epidemiology of astrovirus infection in Italian children with gastroenteritis, 10(11), 1025-1029 [10.1111/j.1469-0691.2004.00995.x].
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