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Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015

Rotavirus P[8] Infections in Persons with Secretor and Nonsecretor Phenotypes, Tunisia

Siwar Ayouni, Khira Sdiri-Loulizi, Alexis de Rougemont, Marie Estienney, Katia Ambert-Balay, Serge Aho, Sabeur Hamami, Mahjoub Aouni, Mohamed Neji-Guediche, Pierre Pothier, and Gaël BelliotComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Reference Center for Enteric Viruses, Dijon, France (S. Ayouni, A. de Rougemont, M. Estienney, K. Ambert-Balay, P. Pothier, G. Belliot); Monastir University, Monastir, Tunisia (S. Ayouni, K. Sdiri-Loulizi, M. Aouni); Public Hospital of Dijon, Dijon (S. Aho); Hospital Fattouma Bourguiba, Monastir (S. Hamami, M. Neji-Guediche)

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Table 1

Distribution of rotavirus and norovirus cases among 114 children <6 years of age by ABO blood group, Lewis phenotype status, and nonsecretor status, Tunisia, November 2011–February 2012*

Phenotype No. rotavirus-positive patients No. norovirus-positive patients
ABO and Lewis antigen distribution in patients, n = 90
Le+, n = 37 12 21
Le−, n = 1 0 0
Le+, n = 26 10 7
Le−, n = 1 0 0
Le+, n = 16 4 4
Le−, n = 3 0 2
Le+, n = 6 2 1
Le−, n = 0
Nonsecretor group, Lewis antigen status, n = 24
Positive, n = 24 4 7
Negative, n = 0
Total 32 42

*All children had gastroenteritis. Paired saliva and feces specimens were collected from each patient (N = 114) and screened for the presence of ABO and Lewis antigens (saliva) and rotavirus and norovirus (feces). Le+, positive for Lewis antigen; Le−, negative for Lewis antigen.

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