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Echovirus 7 infection and necrotizing enterocolitis-like symptoms in a premature infant.
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PMID:  11190599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Echovirus type 7 has been previously recognized as a virulent serotype in the premature neonate. However, reports of fatal disseminated infections have often been perinatally acquired from symptomatic mothers at the time of delivery. Nosocomial outbreaks in full-term and premature infants have been reported from newborn intensive care units; however, deaths attributed to Echovirus 7 in convalescing prematures are rare in the literature. We report the case of a growing premature neonate presenting with an overwhelming sepsis-like syndrome, including symptoms consistent with necrotizing enterocolitis. Despite intensive supportive care including ventilatory support, cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, and blood product administration, the infant succumbed to overwhelming Echovirus 7 infection.
R Castro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-15     Completed Date:  2001-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  558-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78284-7812, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Echovirus Infections* / therapy
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing / diagnosis
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases* / therapy
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome* / therapy

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