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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012

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Calicivirus from Novel Recovirus Genogroup in Human Diarrhea, Bangladesh

Saskia L. SmitsComments to Author , Mustafizur Rahman, Claudia M.E. Schapendonk, Marije van Leeuwen, Abu S.G. Faruque, Bart L. Haagmans, Hubert P. Endtz, and Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus
Author affiliations: Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (S.L. Smits, C.M.E. Schapendonk, B.L. Haagmans, H.P. Endtz, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus); Viroclinics Biosciences B.V., Rotterdam (S.L. Smits, M. van Leeuwen, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus); and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (M. Rahman, A.S.G. Faruque, H.P. Endtz)

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Table 2

Clinical data for patients positive for Recovirus Bangladesh/289/2007, Bangladesh*

Patient no. Age, y/sex Year of sample collection Fever Disease duration, d Bowel movements† Vomiting† Abdominal pain Patient condition Other pathogens‡
201 23/M 2007 Yes <1 11–15 <10 Yes Lethargic None
289§ 25/M 2007 No <1 6–10 <10 Yes Lethargic None
445 20/M 2007 No 1–3 11–15 0 Yes Normal None
507 50/F 2007 No <1 6–10 <10 No Drowsy Vibrio cholerae
809 0/M 2008 No 4–6 >21 <10 No Lethargic Rotavirus A
1084 1/M 2008 Yes 1–3 6–10 0 Yes Normal Adenovirus/ Salmonella spp.

*All patients had watery diarrhea.
†Number of events in 24 h before sample collection.
‡The pathogens that were tested for were Shigella spp., Aeromonas spp., Vibrio cholerae, Campylobacter spp., and Salmonella spp. In addition, the samples were screened for Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium spp., Ascaris lumbricoides, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Isospora belli, adenoviruses, and group A rotaviruses.
§The virus from patient 289 is the initially described calicivirus Bangladesh/289/2007 from this study.

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