Prevalence of rotavirus, adenovirus and enteric parasites among pediatric patients attending Saint Camille Medical Centre in Ouagadougou.

Djeneba Ouermi, Damintoti Karou, Denise Ilboudo, Christelle Nadembega, Virgilio Pietra, Adrien Belem, Jacques Simpore, Gustave Kabre, Salvatore Pignatelli, Laya Sawadogo.

Pak J Biol Sci. 2007 Dec 1 ;10(23):4266-70.


The present study carried out in the Saint Camille Medical Centre of Ouagadougou and related to the prevalence of Rotaviruses, Adenoviruses and enteric parasites infections among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative children allowed to include 66 children aged from 2 to 60 months presenting acute diarrhea. The results revealed that 10.60% were infected by HIV. Stool samples analysis by direct microscopy and immunochromatographic tests (Rota-strip and Adeno-strip) showed 42.42% of global infections, among these, 18.18% parasitic infections and 24.24% viral infections, predominantly rotaviruses (22.73 and 1.52% for Rotaviruses and Adenoviruses, respectively). Among parasitic infections, Protozoan were most common than Helminthes (12.12% versus 6.06%). According to present results, Rotaviruses appeared as the major etiological agents in children aged from 2 to 11 months. However high rate of protozoan and helminthes was found in children aged from 12 to 60 months. Thus, virus, particularly Rotavirus must be painstaking as the principal etiologic agent of infant diarrhea in our country.

PMID : 19086583 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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