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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Mar;30(3):259-60. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181f7cb69.

Echovirus 18 meningitis in southern Taiwan.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University and Hospital, Tainan City, Taiwan, Republic of China. edwang@mail.ncku.edu.tw

Abstract

Eighty cases of echovirus 18 infection among young children during an outbreak in 2006 in Taiwan were enrolled. Twenty percent of the patients had a comorbid condition. Twenty-five cases (31%) were complicated by aseptic meningitis. The most frequent diagnoses in children without meningitis were pharyngitis/tonsillitis (35%) and vesicular viral exanthem (33%). The case-fatality rate among the children with meningitis was 4%. Echovirus 18 was isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid of 68% of the children.

PMID:
20881653
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e3181f7cb69
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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