Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Intestinal Infection Rotavirus Underlying Cause

Rotavirus attacks the cells that line the intestines. The these cells do not absorb digested food and fluids properly during the infection, which results in diarrhea.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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