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CANDEIAS, J. A. N.; RACZ, M. L.; BREVIGLIERI, José Carlos  and  ROSENBURG, Cornélio P.. The complement fixation test in the identification of human rotavirus. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1980, vol.14, n.3, pp.420-424. ISSN 1518-8787.

After eliminating the anticomplementarity of the fecal extracts, complement fixation was used to detect human rotavirus in the stools of 35 (28.7%) out of 122 one-to twelve-month-old children with acute gastroenteritis. Infection was nigher in the 6-to 12-month-old children.

Keywords : Rotavirus; Complements fixation tests; Diarrhea, infantile.

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