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Anti-Human Astrovirus Antibodies

Human astrovirus (HAstV), together with rotavirus and calicivirus, is considered to be a common cause of acute gastroenteritis in infants, which is a relatively mild rotavirus enteritis with symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain that usually lasts for several days. HAstV infection is usually self-limited and seems to be mainly confined to epithelial enteric cells, but it can also spread systematically in immunocompromised patients and lead to severe infections.