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Parainfluenza type 3 meningitis. Report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2155085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present two immunocompetent children with parainfluenza type 3 meningitis. In each case, the outcome was favorable without detectable complications. The authors reviewed the literature, showing that central nervous system (CNS) involvement by parainfluenza viruses has rarely been described but may present with a variety of neurologic syndromes. Pediatricians and laboratory personnel should recognize that these viruses, commonly known to produce respiratory syndromes, can also be a cause of CNS infections. If additional studies confirm these observations, clinicians and virology laboratories may consider whether early hemadsorption testing to detect myxoviruses is warranted.
A Arguedas; H R Stutman; J G Blanding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-06     Completed Date:  1990-04-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Miller Children's Hospital, Long Beach, CA 90801-1428.
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MeSH Terms
Haemophilus Infections
Haemophilus influenzae
Meningitis, Viral / etiology*
Parainfluenza Virus 3, Human
Paramyxoviridae Infections*

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