Incidence of rotaviral and adenoviral diarrhoea amongst children under 5 year of age in a tertiary care centre

Jaishree Ambhore, Minhajuddin Ahmed


Background: Rotavirus and Adenovirus is considered to be an important cause of diarrhoea in under five children and the data is very scarce due to decrease testing. This study was done to estimate the incidence, clinical profile and laboratory features among under five children with diarrhoea.

Methods: A prospective interventional study was conducted in Chirayu Medical College, Bhopal on children aged between 6 months - 5 years hospitalized with acute non-bloody diarrhea with 30 children in each group.

Results: Total 328 children were included in the study out of which 216 were males and 112 were females with a male:female ratio 1.9:1. 92(28%) patients were positive for rotavirus out of which 64(19.5%) were males and 28(8.5%) were females in present study.

Conclusions: Rotavirus infection is one of the common etiological agents responsible for diarrohea. Rotavirus infection results in disease burden with morbidity and mortality in children and vaccination is the only control measure to decrease the incidence and mortality in children.


Adenovirus, Acute non-bloody diarrhoea, Diarrhoea, Rotavirus, Vaccination

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