High prevalence and increased severity of norovirus mixed infections among children 12-24 months of age living in the suburban areas of Lima, Peru

Mara Zambruni, Giannina Luna, Maria Silva, Daniel G. Bausch, Fulton P. Rivera, Grace Velapatino, Miguel Campos, Elsa Chea-Woo, Nelly Baiocchi, Thomas G. Cleary, Theresa J. Ochoa

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Abstract

In an active diarrhea surveillance study of children aged 12-24 months in Lima, Peru, norovirus was the most common pathogen identified. The percentage of mixed (bacterial and noroviral) infections was significantly higher among norovirus-positive samples (53%) than among norovirus-negative samples (12%). The combination of norovirus with the most common bacterial pathogens was associated with increased clinical severity over that of either single-pathogen norovirus or single-pathogen bacterial infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberpiv001
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Childhood diarrhea
  • Enteropathy
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Norovirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Zambruni, M., Luna, G., Silva, M., Bausch, D. G., Rivera, F. P., Velapatino, G., Campos, M., Chea-Woo, E., Baiocchi, N., Cleary, T. G., & Ochoa, T. J. (2016). High prevalence and increased severity of norovirus mixed infections among children 12-24 months of age living in the suburban areas of Lima, Peru. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 5(3), 337-341. [piv001]. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piv001