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Is a rotavirus infection dangerous for the elderly?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: It can be

But rotavirus is seen mostly in the young as many people are immune to the different rotaviruses by adulthood.

In brief: It can be

But rotavirus is seen mostly in the young as many people are immune to the different rotaviruses by adulthood.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Sometimes

Rotavirus is a cause of gastroenteritis, (stomach flu).
It can produce protracted diarrhea that may cause severe dehydration if not treated this can even cause life threatening problems, like kidney failure. In most cases with proper and simple treatment, especially fluids this can be avoided. People most at risk would be the especially frail, such as nursing home residents.

In brief: Sometimes

Rotavirus is a cause of gastroenteritis, (stomach flu).
It can produce protracted diarrhea that may cause severe dehydration if not treated this can even cause life threatening problems, like kidney failure. In most cases with proper and simple treatment, especially fluids this can be avoided. People most at risk would be the especially frail, such as nursing home residents.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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