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Indian Pediatr. 1992 Jun;29(6):701-6.

Nosocomial rotavirus diarrhea in two medical wards of a pediatric hospital in Calcutta.

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Division of Clinical Medicine, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Beliaghata, Calcutta.


One hundred eighty nine children suffering from different medical problems were admitted in two wards of a pediatric hospital in Calcutta during the period between November 18, 1985 and February 10, 1986. Amongst them, 36 children developed nosocomial diarrhea and rotavirus was detected from 80.5% of the cases. The nosocomial rotavirus diarrhea cases had lesser frequency of stools and only mild dehydration but the course of illness was longer in comparison to that of the hospitalized rotavirus diarrhea cases. There is a possibility of spread of infection via fomites, environmental surfaces and most likely mothers.

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