Clinical Profile

Most astrovirus infections in humans are detected in the winter months (in temperate regions) and in the rainy season (in tropical climates).

Incubation period: 3-4 days

Associated diseases: gastroenteritis, celiac disease, intussusception (Fields 622).

Symptoms: diarrhea in 72% – 100% in all cases, duration from 2-3 days

Abdominal pain: 50%

Vomiting: 20% – 70%

Fever : 20% -25%

Maximum fever: 37.9 ºC

Hospitalization: 6%, duration of 6 days on average

Works Cited

“Human Astroviruses.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

Knipe, David M., and Bernard N. Fields. “Chapter 21: Astroviridae.” Fields’ Virology. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013. 609-28. Print.

“ViralZone: Astroviridae.” ViralZone: Astroviridae. ExPASy, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

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