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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009


Detection of Newly Described Astrovirus MLB1 in Stool Samples from Children

Stacy R. Finkbeiner, Binh-Minh Le, Lori R. Holtz, Gregory A. Storch, and David WangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Table 2

Clinical and demographic characteristics of patients with stool samples positive for astrovirus MLB1*

Characteristic Sample
WD0016 WD0055 WD0104 WD0227
Age, m 15 17 4 43
Sex F F M M
Diarrhea No* Yes Yes Yes
Other symptoms Abdominal pain Vomiting, fever Fever, seizures, respiratory distress Fever
Hospitalization Yes No Yes Yes
Bacterial cultures† Negative Negative Negative Positive for E. coli O157:H7

*Patient had diarrhea 2 days before stool collection but not at collection.
†Tests were conducted for Escherichia coli, Campylobacter spp., Shigella spp., Salmonella spp., and Yersinia spp.

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