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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007

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Norovirus and Gastroenteritis in Hospitalized Children, Italy

Claudia Colomba*Comments to Author , Laura Saporito*, Giovanni M. Giammanco*, Simona De Grazia*, Stefania Ramirez*, Serenella Arista*, and Lucina Titone*
Author affiliations: *Università di Palermo, Palermo, Italy;

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Table 1

Clinical parameters for evaluating gastroenteritis severity and related score

Clinical parameter/value Score
Duration of diarrhea, d
<2 1
2–4 2
>4 3
Maximum no. bowel movements/d
3
4–5 2
>5 3
Duration of vomiting, d
No vomiting 0
1–2 1
>2 3
Fever
No 0
Yes 2
Intravenous rehydration
No 0
Yes 3

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