Rotavirus gastroenteritis dehydration. Acute encephalopathy associated rotavirus gastroenteritis

Acute encephalopathy associated rotavirus gastroenteritis

rotavirus gastroenteritis dehydration

Sir, Rotavirus infection is usually characterised by diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration. Menengitis, encephalitis, encephalopathy, febrile and afebrile convulsions, hemorrhagic shock, Guillian Barre syndrome and Reye syndrome are the reported neurological antites untill now. Hemogram, serum sodium, potassium, glucose, albumin, calcium, and magnesium levels were also normal. . In our patient recurrrence convulsions occured at the 3-4. In conclusion; rotavirus gastroenteritis seem frequently in our country and can show different clinical courses. Rotavirus is the primary cause of severe gastroenteritis in children in the winter and spring.

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Acute encephalopathy associated rotavirus gastroenteritis

rotavirus gastroenteritis dehydration

If diarrhea is concominated with encaphalopathy and convulsions at child; rotavirus must to be thought at etiologic. Infection is localized in the intestine, and only rare reports suggest any morbidity resulting from extraintestinal involvement. Our patient showed encephalopathy signs after the 3-4 days of diarrhea, but no rashes. There were no convulsive disorders in her family history. Electrolyte imbalances, destructıon of bood-brain barier by fever or encephalopaty and encephalitis are the causes for occurence of convulsions.

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Acute encephalopathy associated rotavirus gastroenteritis

rotavirus gastroenteritis dehydration

Laboratory examination revealed the following laboratory values: C-reactive protein 6. The serum and urine aminoacids and organic acid analysis in urine were no abnormality. Rotavirus antigen was detected in stools by latex agglutination. She was lethargic on admission and her physical examination was consistent with mild dehydratation. But viremia is thought to be at least three days later. Her developmental milestones were normal.

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Acute encephalopathy associated rotavirus gastroenteritis

rotavirus gastroenteritis dehydration

The diagnosis of mild dehydration, acute encephalopathy and seizure due to rotavirus infection was made, and the patient was treated with intravenous hydration and short lasting phenobarbitale. She was born at term after an uneventful pregnancy. . . . .

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Acute encephalopathy associated rotavirus gastroenteritis

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