Backgraund and aims: In Ukraine frequency of Rotavirus infection (RI) contain 35–75% of all cases of acute intestinal infections. Methods We investigated 90 children with rotavirus infection (age 1–5years), which used treatment in the infectious hospital during 2011 year. The group of children with RI distributed by gender signs: boys — 47 (52.2%), girls — 43 (47.8%). And by age: 1–3 years - 60 (66.6%), 3–4 years - 20 children (22.2%), after 4 years - 10 children 11.1%).
Results 12 children (13.3%) were hospitalized during the first days, in the first 3 days — 32 children (35.5%). In 90 children (100%) was identificate the antigen of rotavirus. Most frequency of RI in the children was identificated in age 1–3 years. The syndrome of gastroenteritis developed in 1–3 day per acute period of disease Frequency of stool was 2–15 times per days. In the 20 children (22.2%) RI was associated with pathogenic flora: St. aureus (7.7%), Proteus(10%), Pseudomonas (4.4%). In the our contingent there were a decline of levels of copper of blood serum, zinc and iodine, at the insignificant increase of level of iron. Research of mineraluria in children gave the reference level of all investigated oligoelementss and phosphorus. In the patients with RI was identificated the disbalance of minerals of blood serum with association of their unchanged elimination.
Conclusions This dates presents the necessity of mineral ocorrection in the patients with RI.