Cite this page: Rotavirus of colon. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/colonrotavirus.html. Accessed February 27th, 2017.
Definition / General
- Most common cause of gastroenteritis in infants and young children worldwide
- Usually self-limited disease in US, although major cause of childhood death (up to 500K annual deaths) in developing countries
- Varies from mild watery diarrhea to severe diarrhea leading to dehydration and shock
- Vaccine licensed for US infants in 2006 (MMWR Recomm Rep 2006;55:1)
- Enzyme immunoassay