Enterovirus 71 infection: Report of an outbreak with two cases of paralysis and a review of the literature

T. Chonmaitree, M. A. Menegus, E. M. Schervish-Swierkosz, E. Schwalenstocker

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Abstract

Enterovirus 71 (E-71) infection was first reported in 1974 in the United States; subsequent outbreaks were reported in worldwide distribution. In the summer of 1977, we identified 12 patients, mostly children, with E-71 infection. The striking feature of this outbreak is the occurrence of two cases with polio-like paralytic disease. Other diseases associated with E-71 included aseptic meningitis, meningoencephalitis, respiratory disease, gastroenteritis, and hand-foot-mouth disease. The spectrum of illness observed in our community was compared to that seen in other outbreaks. It is suggested that the significance of E-71 lies in its neuropathogenic potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalPediatrics
Volume67
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Enterovirus Infections
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Disease Outbreaks
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Aseptic Meningitis
Meningoencephalitis
Enterovirus
Gastroenteritis
Poliomyelitis
Infection

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Chonmaitree, T., Menegus, M. A., Schervish-Swierkosz, E. M., & Schwalenstocker, E. (1981). Enterovirus 71 infection: Report of an outbreak with two cases of paralysis and a review of the literature. Pediatrics, 67(4), 489-493.

Enterovirus 71 infection : Report of an outbreak with two cases of paralysis and a review of the literature. / Chonmaitree, T.; Menegus, M. A.; Schervish-Swierkosz, E. M.; Schwalenstocker, E.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 67, No. 4, 1981, p. 489-493.

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Chonmaitree, T, Menegus, MA, Schervish-Swierkosz, EM & Schwalenstocker, E 1981, 'Enterovirus 71 infection: Report of an outbreak with two cases of paralysis and a review of the literature', Pediatrics, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 489-493.
Chonmaitree T, Menegus MA, Schervish-Swierkosz EM, Schwalenstocker E. Enterovirus 71 infection: Report of an outbreak with two cases of paralysis and a review of the literature. Pediatrics. 1981;67(4):489-493.
Chonmaitree, T. ; Menegus, M. A. ; Schervish-Swierkosz, E. M. ; Schwalenstocker, E. / Enterovirus 71 infection : Report of an outbreak with two cases of paralysis and a review of the literature. In: Pediatrics. 1981 ; Vol. 67, No. 4. pp. 489-493.
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