Sudden death from systemic rotavirus infection and detection of nonstructural rotavirus proteins

Ineko Nakano, Koki Taniguchi, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Yoshimasa Maeno, Naoki Yamamoto, Akiko Yui, Satoshi Komoto, Yasushi Wakata, Tamehito Matsubara, Nozomu Ozaki

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A 2.5-year-old girl died suddenly during the course of rotavirus gastroenteritis. The autopsy showed encephalopathy with rotavirus systemic infection. Here, we provide evidence of rotavirus replication in multiple organs. Our findings clarify that rotavirus infection in children can extend beyond the intestinal tract through viremia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4382-4385
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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