Viral load in blood is correlated with disease severity of neonatal coxsackievirus B3 infection: early diagnosis and predicting disease severity is possible in severe neonatal enterovirus infection.

Meng Hsiu Yen, Kuo Chien Tsao, Yhu Chering Huang, Chung Guei Huang, Ya Ling Huang, Reyin Lin, Mei Ling Chang, Chi Chia Huang, Dah Chin Yan, Tzou Yien Lin

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Abstract

We conducted a study during an outbreak of coxsackievirus B3 infection in 2005 and found that viral RNA could be detected in patients' blood specimens soon after the onset of fever, and the level of viral RNA was positively correlated with disease severity. Timely diagnosis is possible in severe neonatal enterovirus infection.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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