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Norwalk-like viruses

Norwalk-like viruses: Introduction

Norwalk-like viruses: Common names of the illness caused by the Norwalk and Norwalk-like viruses are viral gastroenteritis, acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis, food poisoning, ... more about Norwalk-like viruses.

Norwalk-like viruses: Several shellfish or oyster-associated gastro-causing viruses related to Norwalk or caliciviruses. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Norwalk-like viruses is available below.

Symptoms of Norwalk-like viruses

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Norwalk-like viruses: Complications

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Causes of Norwalk-like viruses

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Disease Topics Related To Norwalk-like viruses

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Norwalk-like viruses: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Norwalk-like viruses

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal...read more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, ...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases....read more »

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Norwalk-like viruses: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Norwalk-like viruses

Prognosis for Norwalk-like viruses: Usually recovery within 2-3 days

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Article Excerpts about Norwalk-like viruses

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Common names of the illness caused by the Norwalk and Norwalk-like viruses are viral gastroenteritis, acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis, food poisoning, and food infection.

Norwalk virus is the prototype of a family of unclassified small round structured viruses (SRSVs) which may be related to the caliciviruses. They contain a positive strand RNA genome of 7.5 kb and a single structural protein of about 60 kDa. The 27-32 nm viral particles have a buoyant density of 1.39-1.40 g/ml in CsCl. The family consists of several serologically distinct groups of viruses that have been named after the places where the outbreaks occurred. In the U.S., the Norwalk and Montgomery County agents are serologically related but distinct from the Hawaii and Snow Mountain agents. The Taunton, Moorcroft, Barnett, and Amulree agents were identified in the U.K., and the Sapporo and Otofuke agents in Japan. Their serological relationships remain to be determined. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Caliciviruses are classified in the family Caliciviridae. They contain a single strand of RNA surrounded by a protein capsid of 31-40 nm diameter. Mature virions have cup-shaped indentations which give them a 'Star of David' appearance in the electron microscope. The particle contain a single major coat protein of 60 kDa and have a buoyant density in CsCl of 1.36 - 1.39 g/ml. Four serotypes have been identified in England. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Foodborne Infections General: DBMD (Excerpt)

Calicivirus, or Norwalk-like virus is an extremely common cause of foodborne illness, though it is rarely diagnosed, because the laboratory test is not widely available.  It causes an acute gastrointestinal illness, usually with more vomiting than diarrhea, that resolves within two days. (Source: excerpt from Foodborne Infections General: DBMD)

Facts About Norwalk-like Viruses: CDC-OC (Excerpt)

Norwalk viruses (and related caliciviruses) are important causes of sporadic and epidemic gastrointestinal disease in the United States. An estimated 181,000 cases occur annually. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Norwalk-like Viruses: CDC-OC)

Definitions of Norwalk-like viruses:

Type species in the genus Norovirus; the virions are non-enveloped spherical particles containing a single protein; multiple strains are named after the places where outbreaks have occurred. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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