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Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010


Healthcare-associated Viral Gastroenteritis among Children in a Large Pediatric Hospital, United Kingdom

Nigel A. CunliffeComments to Author , J. Angela Booth, Claire Elliot, Sharon J. Lowe, Will Sopwith, Nick Kitchin, Osamu Nakagomi, Toyoko Nakagomi, C. Anthony Hart1, and Martyn Regan
Author affiliations: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (N.A. Cunliffe, J.A. Booth, O. Nakagomi, T. Nakagomi, C.A. Hart); Royal Liverpool Children’s National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool (N.A. Cunliffe, C. Elliot, S.J. Lowe, C.A. Hart); Health Protection Agency NW, Liverpool (C. Elliot, W. Sopwith, M. Regan); Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Maidenhead, UK (N. Kitchin); Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan (O. Nakagomi, T. Nakagomi)

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Table 4

Median AGE severity scores among children hospitalized at Alder Hey Hospital for HA-AGE versus CA-AGE, by types of viruses detected, Liverpool, UK, 2006–2007*

Virus HA-AGE, n = 225 (range) CA-AGE, n = 351 (range)
Rotavirus 8 (3–17) 8 (2–16)
Norovirus 8 (3–14) 9 (2–15)
Adenovirus 40/41 6 (3–12) 6 (4–14)
Astrovirus 7.5 (6–9) 7.5 (5–11)
Sapovirus 11 (11) 5 (4–8)
Any virus detected 8 (3–17) 8 (2–16)
No virus detected 7 (3–15) 7 (2–15)

*CA-AGE, community-acquired acute gastroenteritis; HA-AGE, healthcare-associated acute gastroenteritis.

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