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The study identified a number of viruses in 37% of the cases of mucoid enteropathy cecal impactation. These viruses included "Rotaviruses (41.9% of positives) were the most frequently diagnosed viral agents, followed by coronavirus-like viruses (25.6%),
parvoviruses (21.1%) and enterovirus-like viruses (10.3%). A limited number of samples resulted positive for other viruses like adenovirus (2 cases = 0.7%), calicivirus and reovirus (1 case each = 0.2%). In most cases of multiple infections (Table 2) coronavirus-like particles (17 cases), rotavirus and parvovirus (15 cases each) were
mainly involved. In particular, the most frequent association was rotavirus together with parvovirus (7 cases)."