Coxsackievirus B3 in human milk

Mei Ling Chang, Kuo Chien Tsao, Chi Chia Huang, Meng Hsiu Yen, Chung Guei Huang, Tzou Yien Lin

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Coxsackievirus B3 can cause severe neonatal disease with high mortality. We present the first report of detection of coxsackievirus B3 in the mothers' milk of 2 severely infected neonates by culture and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction is a rapid and sensitive tool to detect coxsackievirus B3 in breast milk within few hours. By 12 to 14 days after onset of symptoms, coxsackievirus B3 could not be detected in the breast milk of the symptomatic mothers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-957
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast milk
  • Coxsackievirus B3 infection
  • Neonatal infections
  • Polymerase chain reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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