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PREVALENCE OF GASTROENTERITIS IN CHILDREN

Sandhya sree.M, T.Archana Reddy, Karthik M.

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The present study isto evaluate the prevalence of gastroenteritisin Durgabhai Deshmukh Hospitals,to assessthe incidence of Rota Virusinfection among children with acute gastroenteritis, notice the seasonal variation of the disease and todemonstrate the clinical featuresand laboratory findings that are likely to beobserved withRota Virus gastroenteritis. In the present prospective observational study total numbers of 105 patients were observed those are suffering with gastroenteritis. Among the 105 patients 59 were male and 46 were female. From this 16 (27.12%) male and 8 (17.39%) female follow the inclusion criteria. This shows the males had highest prevalence than females. When we analyses the datawith respect of Season the result are quite interesting. For total of 105 patients 24 were positive i.e. 22.86% of prevalence. When we analyses the positive data, in the month of February (winter season) we find the highest prevalence i.e. 38.46%. The month of September had the second highest prevalence of 33.33%. The month of May had the least prevalence of 8.33%. The present study reveals that the effect of Rotavirus is high in low temperature seasons i.e. winter and rainy and effect of rotavirus low in summer season.

Keywords: rotavirus, infection, diarrhea, diagnosis.


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