Which pathogens cause pediatric nosocomial diarrhea?

Updated: Jan 31, 2020
  • Author: Stefano Guandalini, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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A study by Yi et al of 207 stool samples from hospitalized children in metropolitan Atlanta, Ga, with health-care–associated vomiting and/or diarrhea found that 20 children (10%) were positive for rotavirus and 7 children (3%) were positive for norovirus. The results indicated that these pathogens have an important role in pediatric nosocomial illness. [10]


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