Rotavirus Infections: Epidemiology, Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Options


Carissa D. Zeni (Editor)

Series: Allergies and Infectious Diseases
BISAC: MED022090

Rotavirus infections are a common cause of acute gastroenteritis in children, which can cause severe dehydration and even death. There are many publications on extraintestinal manifestations that have been associated with rotavirus infection. It has been associated with neurological manifestations as afebrile seizures, convulsive status, cerebellitis, encephalitis or encephalopathy, digestive manifestations as pancreatitis and even increased risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus.

There are also publications relating to cardiopulmonary manifestations with Rotavirus as myocarditis and pneumonitis and even sudden death. It has also been associated with vasculitis such as Kawasaki disease and others. This book discusses the clinical manifestations of the rotavirus infections. It examines the epidemiology, the clinical characteristics and treatment options available for the infection. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Rotavirus Gastroenteritis: Insights into the Epidemiology and Control of Infection before and after Vaccine Introduction (pp. 1-16)
Chiara Mameli, M.D., Stefania Pisanelli, M.D., Dario Dilillo, M.D., and Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, M.D. (Department of Pediatrics, L.Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy)

Chapter 2 – Extraintestinal Manifestations of Rotavirus Infection (pp. 17-34)
M. J. Carbonero Celis, M. C. Cuadrado Caballero, B. Relinque Macías and F. Argüelles Martín (Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, Spain)

Chapter 3 – Vaccination against Rotaviruses (pp. 35-48)
V. Bostik, M. Salavec, R. Sleha and P. Bostik (Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 4 – Passive Immunity Strategies to Control Rotavirus Diarrhea in Neonatal Calves (pp. 49-78)
Celina G. Vega and Viviana Parreño (Instituto de Virologia, CICV y A, INTA, Castelar Argentina)

Chapter 5 – Epidemiology of Rotavirus Infection in Cattle, Small Ruminants and Horses (pp. 79-116)
Alejandra Badaracco, Lorena Garaicoeachea, Jelle Mathijnssens and Viviana Parreño (Instituto de Virologia, CICV y A INTA, Castelar, Argentina)

Chapter 6 – VHH Technology: A Potential Passive Immune Therapy to Control Rotavirus Infections in Human Infants (pp. 117-156)
Lorena Garaicoechea, Celina Vega and Viviana Parreño (Instituto de Virología-INTA Castelar, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 7 – Neurological Presentation of Rotavirus Infection: Epidemiology and Possible Pathophysiology (pp. 157-176)
Jung Sook Yeom and Hee-Shang Youn (Department of Pediatrics, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Gyeongsang Institute of Health Science, Jinju, Korea)


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