Lethal course of rotavirus gastroenteritis - a case history

Klin Mikrobiol Infekc Lek. 2005 Apr;11(2):67-9.
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The case of fatal course of rotaviral gastroenteritis at eight months old boy has been described. Two days history of frequent watery stools in home care, hyperosmolar dehydration grading to hypovolemic shock, cardiopulmonary resuscitation in regional hospital, transported comatose with vital functions support. In spite of temporary stabilization of the patient, there was retrogression to multiorgan failure (ischemic myocardial infliction, circulatory failure, ARDS, renal failure, DIC, enteritis, post ischemic hepatopathy). Four day later patient exits. Rotaviruses have been proved from stools specimen post mortem.

MeSH terms

  • Enterovirus Infections
  • Gastroenteritis / virology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Rotavirus Infections*
  • Rotavirus*