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J Clin Microbiol. 1998 Dec;36(12):3691-3.

Prevalence of astrovirus infection among Chilean children with acute gastroenteritis.

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Programa de Virología, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. agaggero@bitmed.med.uchile.cl

Abstract

The frequency of astrovirus infection in 456 Chilean children with diarrhea was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, reverse transcriptase PCR, and cell culture. Astrovirus was detected in 16.5% of rotavirus-negative and 7% of rotavirus-positive samples obtained from emergency rooms or hospitals and in 11% of samples from day care centers. HAst-1 was the predominant serotype identified.

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