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Virus infections causing diarrhoea and vomiting

Philip Dormitzer and Ulrich Desselberger

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online August 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070509_update_002

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Virus infections causing diarrhoea and vomiting

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Acute gastroenteritis is frequently caused by rotaviruses, human caliciviruses (noroviruses, sapoviruses), astroviruses and enteric adenoviruses (group F): these cause much disease worldwide and considerable mortality, mainly in developing countries. Other viruses found in the human gastrointestinal tract are not regularly associated with diarrhoeal disease, except in patients who are immunosuppressed and in whom herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, and picobirnaviruses can cause diarrhoea, as can HIV itself....

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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