Infection

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 1045–1046

Presence of Epstein–Barr virus in cerebrospinal fluid from patients with aseptic meningitis appears to be common

  • T. Kimiya
  • T. Yagihashi
  • M. Shinjoh
  • A. Kai
  • Y. Sato
Correspondence

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kimiya
    • 1
  • T. Yagihashi
    • 2
  • M. Shinjoh
    • 2
  • A. Kai
    • 3
  • Y. Sato
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsTokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka HospitalToshima-kuJapan
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyTokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public HealthTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Center for Clinical ResearchKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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