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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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AYON S, Jorge et al. Enfermedad diarreica aguda por rotavirus en adultos de un establecimiento de salud privado de Lima, Perú. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2004, vol.21, n.3, pp.183-185. ISSN 1726-4634.

A descriptive study was performed, in which the clinical records of 22 adult patients with acute diarrhea caused by Rotavirus infection (diagnosed using the latex test with complement fixation) were reviewed. Patients were between 15 to 75 years old (mean age: 39 years), 100% had diarrhea, 86% vomiting, 77% fever, and 64% had any degree of dehydration; 28% patients had more than 100 leukocytes per high power field in stool examination, 22,7% had blood in their stools, and 59% were hospitalized; the average hospitalization time was 4,4 days (range: 1 to 8 days). Stool cultures were negative in 86% patients, and 18,2% received antimicrobial therapy. All cases presented to the clinic during the January to March period.

Keywords : Diarrhea; Rotavirus; Adult; Hospitalization; Peru.

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