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Curr Opin Pediatr. 2001 Feb;13(1):65-9.

Enterovirus infections: diagnosis and treatment.

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University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, La Jolla 92093, USA. mhsawyer@ucsd.edu

Abstract

Enterovirus infections are common in both children and adults and range from benign short-lived febrile illnesses to life-threatening infections. Recent developments in nucleic acid amplification techniques now allow the rapid and sensitive diagnosis of enterovirus infections, which in turn can lead to improvements in patient management that shorten hospitalizations and reduce costs. New antiviral drugs have been developed that inhibit enterovirus replication, and early clinical trials of these compounds suggest that effective therapy for enterovirus infections is now possible.

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