Treatment & Diagnostic Tools

Treatment: ; astrovirus usually results in a self-limiting illness that does not require hospitalization. Oral (or intravenous) Rehydration Therapy may be necessary. IVIV may also help in those with immunocompromisation.

Diagnostic tools: Enzyme Immuno-Assay (EIA), electron microscopy, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).

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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