Rotavirus P[8] infections in persons with secretor and nonsecretor phenotypes, Tunisia

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From: Emerging Infectious Diseases(Vol. 21, Issue 11)
Publisher: U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,931 words
Lexile Measure: 1300L

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To determine whether rotavirus infections are linked to secretor status, we studied samples from children in Tunisia with gastroenteritis. We phenotyped saliva for human blood group antigens and tested feces for rotavirus. Rotavirus was detected in 32/114 patients. Secretor genotyping showed that P[8] rotavirus infected secretors and nonsecretors, and infection correlated with presence of Lewis antigen.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A435452879