DOI: 10.25259/kpj_38_2023 ISSN: 0975-5152

Adenovirus infections in paediatrics: Understanding the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Pooja Doddikoppad, Bhaskar Shenoy
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science

Adenovirus infections in paediatrics present a significant health burden, causing various respiratory, gastrointestinal and ocular illnesses. Diagnosing adenovirus infections in pediatric patients can be challenging due to overlapping symptoms with other viral and bacterial infections. Molecular techniques, such as polymerase chain reaction, are highly sensitive and specific for adenovirus detection. Enhanced surveillance, accurate diagnosis, supportive management and preventive measures are crucial for reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with adenovirus infections in pediatric populations. Further research is needed to advance our understanding of adenovirus pathogenesis, develop effective antiviral therapies and improve vaccine strategies.

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