Though rotavirus causes severe gastroenteritis predominantly in infants and young children, it may infect any age group. In neonates rotavirus infection is usually subclinical, and even in premature babies, the infection is reportedly mostly mild. We report an outbreak of rotavirus infection among premature and low-birthweight babies in a special-care ward. In most cases virus excretion was associated with gastroenteritis. Dehydration, weight loss, and growth retardation occurred in several cases.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||British Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
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