The epidemiology and burden of childhood rotavirus infection in a tertiary hospital in Sabah, Malaysia

Goh, C.T. and Cheah, P.K. and Soo, T.L. and Lee, W.S. (2009) The epidemiology and burden of childhood rotavirus infection in a tertiary hospital in Sabah, Malaysia. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 64 (2). p. 146. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

We aimed to determine the epidemiology and burden of rotavirus (RV) gastroenteritis (GE) in children requiring hospital care in an urban setting in Sabah, Malaysia. A prospective study of all patients younger than 12 years of age admitted with acute GE to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah, over a six-month period (October 2005 to March 2006) was conducted. During the study period, a total of 167 children with acute GE who had stool samples examined for RV were studied. RV accounted for 16 of all diarrhoeal cases, and 1.7 of all admissions to the children's wards during the study period. There was no difference in severity of GE between RV and non-RV groups. RV infection is a common cause of childhood GE requiring hospital care in Sabah.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Childhood rotavirus infection, Sabah
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 00:15
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 02:32
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10892

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