Latest Research News on Enterovirus: Jan – 2020

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Fatal enterovirus 71 encephalomyelitis During an epidemic of hand-foot-mouth disease caused by enterovirus 71 (EV-71) in 1997, 4 children presented with sudden cardiopulmonary collapse and minimal neurologic features. All children received CPR but died within a couple of hours of admission. Postmortem studies showed infection by EV-71 with extensive damage to the medulla and pons. We postulate an etiologic link between EV-71 and brainstem encephalomyelitis because the explanation for pulmonary edema and death. [1] An Epidemic of Enterovirus 71 Infection … Continue reading “Latest Research News on Enterovirus: Jan – 2020”