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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181e20c94
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Substantial Morbidity for Hospitalized Children With Community-Acquired Rotavirus Infections: 2005–2007 IMPACT Surveillance in Canadian Hospitals

Le Saux, Nicole MD*; Bettinger, Julie A. PhD†; Halperin, Scott A. MD‡; Vaudry, Wendy MD§; Scheifele, David W. MD†; for Members of the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, Active (IMPACT)

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Abstract

We describe community-acquired rotavirus illness in 1359 children hospitalized at 12 centers in Canada between January 2005 and December 2007. The median age was 1.5 years. Almost half (48.6%) had significant dehydration, almost one-fifth (19%) had clinical sepsis and 7% had seizures at presentation. The median hospital stay was 3.4 days. Severe clinical presentations are less commonly described in surveillance programs.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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