Astrovirus infection may lead to acute gastroenteritis. Astrovirus infection typically affecting children and infant.
Astrovirus will damage the enterocytes by infecting the epithelial cells of the intestine. Patient may present with symptoms and signs of acute gastroenteritis such as fever, abdominal pain and watery diarrhea.
The common mode of transmission of astrovirus is via fecal oral route. Astrovirus can be detected via polymerase chain reaction or viral antigen assay.
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