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Rotavirus: Introduction

Rotavirus: Nature of Acute Disease: Rotaviruses cause acute gastroenteritis. Infantile diarrhea, winter diarrhea, acute nonbacterial infectious gastroenteritis, and ... more about Rotavirus.

Rotavirus: Diarrhea-causing virus in infants. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Rotavirus is available below.

Symptoms of Rotavirus

Treatments for Rotavirus

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Rotavirus?

Rotavirus: Deaths

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Rotavirus: Complications

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Causes of Rotavirus

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Disease Topics Related To Rotavirus

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Rotavirus: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Rotavirus

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 itch (or 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, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, 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 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 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 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 more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the 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 variety of symptoms 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 can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis more »

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

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Prognosis for Rotavirus

Prognosis for Rotavirus: Recovery is usually complete. However, severe diarrhea without fluid and electrolyte replacement may result in severe diarrhea and death. Childhood mortality caused by rotavirus is relatively low in the U.S., with an estimated 100 cases/year, but reaches almost 1 million cases/year worldwide. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

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Prevention of Rotavirus

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Article Excerpts about Rotavirus

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Nature of Acute Disease: Rotaviruses cause acute gastroenteritis. Infantile diarrhea, winter diarrhea, acute nonbacterial infectious gastroenteritis, and acute viral gastroenteritis are names applied to the infection caused by the most common and widespread group A rotavirus. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Rotavirus is one type of virus that causes diarrhea, especially in young children. It is a common cause of infection is a common cause of diarrhea in the child care setting. Rotavirus infection usually occurs during the winter months. Some children have no symptoms of rotavirus infection while others may have severe vomiting , watery diarrhea, and fever. In some instances, there may also be a cough or runny nose. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Diarrhea: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Infection with the rotavirus is the most common cause of acute childhood diarrhea. Rotavirus diarrhea usually resolves in 5 to 8 days. (Source: excerpt from Diarrhea: NIDDK)

Stories of Discovery Rotavirus Vaccine Preventing Severe Diarrheal Disease in Infants: NIAID (Excerpt)

rotavirus is the single most important cause of life-threatening diarrhea in children younger than 2 years, affecting approximately 130 million infants and children worldwide. The symptoms of rotavirus infection develop quickly and include vomiting in addition to diarrhea. Children with severe cases may require hospitalization and, if inadequately treated, may become severely dehydrated and die. In the United States alone, rotavirus causes more than 3 million cases of childhood diarrhea each year, leading to an estimated 55,000 to 100,000 hospitalizations and 20 to 100 deaths. (Source: excerpt from Stories of Discovery Rotavirus Vaccine Preventing Severe Diarrheal Disease in Infants: NIAID)

Definitions of Rotavirus:

A genus of REOVIRIDAE, causing acute gastroenteritis in BIRDS and MAMMALS, including humans. Transmission is horizontal and by environmental contamination. Seven species (Rotaviruses A thru G) are recognized. - (Source - Diseases Database)

The reovirus causing infant enteritis - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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