Archives of Virology

, Volume 150, Issue 9, pp 1927–1931

Rotavirus antigenemia in children with encephalopathy accompanied by rotavirus gastroenteritis


  • T. Nakagomi
    • Department of MicrobiologyAkita University School of Medicine
  • O. Nakagomi
    • Department of Molecular Microbiology and ImmunologyGraduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University
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DOI: 10.1007/s00705-005-0565-2

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Nakagomi, T. & Nakagomi, O. Arch Virol (2005) 150: 1927. doi:10.1007/s00705-005-0565-2


Rotavirus antigen was detected in acute phase sera from 5 of 8 children with rotavirus-associated encephalopathy, confirming antigenemia. However, antigen was not detected in cerebrospinal fluid, failing to provide added evidence of invasion to the brain.

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