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Enteroviral meningitis in early infancy: significance in community outbreaks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7145728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixty-eight episodes of aseptic meningitis were diagnosed in 67 children during summer-fall 1979. Enteroviruses were isolated from 38 (79%) of 48 cases (47 children) with viral isolation studies performed. In 27 cases the enterovirus was isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid. Except for one Coxsackie B-4 and one Coxsackie B-5 virus infection, all of the enteroviruses isolated were echoviruses; no single echovirus type predominated. The ages of the children with aseptic meningitis associated with an enteroviral infection ranged from 3 weeks to 14 years, with 79% of patients being under 1 year old. Forty-seven percent were infants less than 4 months old. Mild hypoglycorrhachia defined as a cerebrospinal fluid: blood sugar ratio of less than 0.50 may be a common finding in enteroviral meningitis in very young children.
C V Sumaya; L I Corman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric infectious disease     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0277-9730     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Infect Dis     Publication Date:    1982 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-19     Completed Date:  1983-01-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8209468     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Coxsackievirus Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Disease Outbreaks
Echovirus Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Glucose / cerebrospinal fluid
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology*
Meningitis, Viral / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Prospective Studies
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