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

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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