General Pathogenicity and Epidemiology

  • Norman R. Grist
  • Daniel Reid
Part of the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis book series (IAPA)


Coxsackieviruses (CV) were distinguished from other enteroviruses by their ability to infect and cause disease in immature mice. This particular pathogenicity for rodents corresponds to a difference in the pattern of diseases produced in the normal human host, compared with those caused by other enteroviruses. Most of the properties of CV, however, do resemble those of other enteroviruses and there is considerable overlap between the pathogenetic behavior of all types of enteroviruses and also of their epidemiologic behavior.


Acute Pancreatitis Newborn Mouse General Pathogenicity Coxsackie Virus Enterovirus Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman R. Grist
    • 1
    • 2
  • Daniel Reid
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Communicable Diseases UnitRuchill HospitalGlasgowScotland

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