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Virus infections causing diarrhoea and vomiting 

Virus infections causing diarrhoea and vomiting

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Virus infections causing diarrhoea and vomiting
Author(s):

Philip Dormitzer

and Ulrich Desselberger

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070509_update_002

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Chapter thoroughly overhauled, with enhanced and updated discussion of vaccine developments against both rotavirus and norovirus.

Updated on 28 Aug 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 27 May 2017

Acute gastroenteritis is frequently caused by rotaviruses, human caliciviruses (noroviruses, sapoviruses), astroviruses and enteric adenoviruses (group F): these cause much disease worldwide and considerable mortality, mainly in developing countries. Other viruses found in the human gastrointestinal tract are not regularly associated with diarrhoeal disease, except in patients who are immunosuppressed and in whom herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, and picobirnaviruses can cause diarrhoea, as can HIV itself....

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