Three infants with rotavirus gastroenteritis complicated by severe gastrointestinal bleeding

Yoshiki Kawamura, Hiroki Miura, Yuji Mori, Ken Sugata, Yoichi Nakajima, Yasuto Yamamoto, Masashi Morooka, Ikuya Tsuge, Akiko Yoshikawa, Koki Taniguchi, Tetsushi Yoshikawa

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Abstract

Rotavirus gastroenteritis causes substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide in children. We report three infants with rotavirus gastroenteritis complicated by various severity of gastrointestinal bleeding. Two patients (cases 1 and 2) recovered completely without any specific treatments. One patient (case 3) died despite extensive treatments including a red blood cell transfusion and endoscopic hemostatic therapy. Rotavirus genotypes G1P[8] and G9P[8] were detected in cases 2 and 3, respectively. Rotavirus antigenemia levels were not high at the onset of melena, suggesting that systemic rotaviral infection does not play an important role in causing melena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Virology
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Kawamura, Y., Miura, H., Mori, Y., Sugata, K., Nakajima, Y., Yamamoto, Y., Morooka, M., Tsuge, I., Yoshikawa, A., Taniguchi, K., & Yoshikawa, T. (2016). Three infants with rotavirus gastroenteritis complicated by severe gastrointestinal bleeding. Journal of Medical Virology, 88(1), 171-174. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.24297