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Viral Infections in Childhood: Coxsackie

Description

Coxsackieviruses : A heterogeneous group of the genus ENTEROVIRUS found in association with various diseases in man and other animals. Two groups (A and B) have been identified with a number of serotypes in each. The name is derived from a village in New York State where the virus was first identified. [1]

Coxsackievirus Infections : A heterogeneous group of infections produced by COXSACKIEVIRUSES, including herpangina, aseptic meningitis, a common-cold-like syndrome, a non-paralytic poliomyelitis-like syndrome, epidemic pleurodynia, and a serious myocarditis. [1]

Coxsackieviruses A : One of the two groups of coxsackieviruses. Coxsackie A viruses are divided into 24 serotypes and are associated with or implicated in herpangina, aseptic meningitis, paralytic disease, encephalitis, ataxia, and cardiac diseases. Coxsackie A24 variant can cause acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis. [1]

Coxsackieviruses B : One of the two groups of COXSACKIEVIRUSES. It is divided into several serotypes and associated with epidemic pleurodynia (B1, B3), myocarditis and endocarditis (B3, B1), respiratory disorders (B3, B5), and kidney, pancreas, and liver disorders. [1]

[1] MeSH 2001 © National Library of Medicine


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