Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 49, Issue 7, pp 569–571

A unique human rotavirus (non vaccine) G9P4 genotype infection in a child with gastroenteritis

Authors

    • Department of PediatricsSRM MCH & RC
    • SRM MCH & RC
  • A. Prema
    • Department of PediatricsSRM MCH & RC
  • P. Gunasekaran
    • Department of VirologyKing Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research
  • B. V. Suresh Babu
    • Department of VirologyKing Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research
  • K. Kaveri
    • Department of VirologyKing Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research
Research Brief

DOI: 10.1007/s13312-012-0118-1

Cite this article as:
Mangayarkarasi, V., Prema, A., Gunasekaran, P. et al. Indian Pediatr (2012) 49: 569. doi:10.1007/s13312-012-0118-1

Abstract

Group A Rotaviruses with serotypes G1–G4 and G9 are the common Rotavirus types of clinical importance. This study aimed at determining the different Rotavirus genotypes in stool sample of children below 5 years. A total of 300 children with acute gastroenteritis were tested for group specific VP6 antigen of group A Rotaviruses by Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay. 47 of these samples were positive for Rotavirus antigen. Out of these, 20 positive samples were subjected to Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction for genotyping. The identified genotypes were G9P8, G1P8, G2P4, G9P4 (non-vaccine genotype), G1P6, and G1 (P types not identified in 5 samples).

Key words

GenotypesRotavirusReverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

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