Pathologic studies of fatal cases in outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease, Taiwan

Wun Ju Shieh, Shih Ming Jung, Chuen Hsueh, Tseng Tong Kuo, Anthony Mounts, Umesh Parashar, Chen Fu Yang, Jeannette Guarner, Thomas Ksiazek, Jacqueline Dawson, Cynthia Goldsmith, Gwong Jen J Chang, Steve M. Oberste, Mark A. Pallansch, Larry J. Anderson, Sherif R. Zaki

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Abstract

In 1998, an outbreak of enterovirus 71-associated hand, foot, and mouth disease occurred in Taiwan. Pathologic studies of two fatal cases with similar clinical features revealed two different causative agents, emphasizing the need for postmortem examinations and modern pathologic techniques in an outbreak investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-148
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume7
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Shieh, W. J., Jung, S. M., Hsueh, C., Kuo, T. T., Mounts, A., Parashar, U., Yang, C. F., Guarner, J., Ksiazek, T., Dawson, J., Goldsmith, C., Chang, G. J. J., Oberste, S. M., Pallansch, M. A., Anderson, L. J., & Zaki, S. R. (2001). Pathologic studies of fatal cases in outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease, Taiwan. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 7(1), 146-148.