Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(10):1369-1376.
Published online October 31, 1989.
Clinical Studies of Human Rotavirus Gastroenteritis.
Eun Ok Rhee, Nam Joo Hwang, Yaung Sook Choi, Son Sang Seo
Department of Pediatrics, Il Sin Christian Hospital, Pusan, Korea
Human Rotavirus 위장염에 대한 임상적 고찰
이은옥, 황남주, 최양숙, 서손상
일신기독병원 소아과
Received: 6 March 1989   • Accepted: 8 May 1989
Abstract
A clinical study of 92 HRV Antigen positive patients among 270 children admitted to the pediatric department of II Sin Christian Hospital because of diarrhea between Sept. 1st 1986 and Aug. 31st 1987 is reported. All cases were detected by the ELISA method. 1) All patients were under 2 year of age with the peak incidence being between 6 month and 1 year of age and it was more common in males than females by a ratio of 1.8:1. 2) In the monthly distribution, 78.3% of cases developed between October and December. 3) In addition to diarrhea, the major symptoms in order of frequency was vomiting (85.8%), fever (85.8%), rhinorrhea (65.2%) and cough (54.3%). Dehydration was noted in 55.4% of cases and 95% was isotonic dehydration. . 4) In 66% of cases, the frequency of diarrhea was more than 6 times per day. 5) The mean duration of major symptoms was diarrhea 5.3 days, vomiting 2.5 days, and fever 2.4 days. 6) The mean duration of hospitalization was 5.3 ±2.3 days. 7) All cases were recovered without sequelae and pneumonia was the most frequently associated disease being present in 19.6% of cases.
Key Words: Human Rotavirus Gastroenteritis


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