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|Title:||Hepatitis A in day care centre.|
|Authors:||Chitambar, S D|
Chadha, M S
Yeolekar, L R
Arankalle, V A
|Citation:||Chitambar SD, Chadha MS, Yeolekar LR, Arankalle VA. Hepatitis A in day care centre. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 1996 Nov-Dec; 63(6): 781-3|
|Abstract:||A focal outbreak of hepatitis was detected in a day-care centre for children centrally located in Pune. The source of infection was suspected to be an 11-year-old child who probably got the infection from his school. Seven out of 15 children from day-care centre developed clinical hepatitis. Two cases of secondary infection were identified among the family contacts of infected children. Sera from all the nine sick children were positive for anti-hepatitis A virus-IgM antibodies. A stool sample from a case of secondary infection showed presence of HAV-RNA by RT-nested PCR. These findings proved that the outbreak was caused by hepatitis A virus.|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Journal of Pediatrics|
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