Detection and Typing of Enteroviruses
Enteroviruses are a large group of human pathogens which cause a great variety of clinical illnesses. They consist of more than 60 serotypes subgrouped in polioviruses, coxsackie A and B viruses, echoviruses, and enteroviruses 68–71 (Table 1). Central nervous system involvement is a relatively frequent complication in infections caused by virtually any membr of the enterovirus group. Other diseases caused by enteroviruses include rash illnesses, respiratory infections, and epidemic myalgia. Especially coxsackie B viruses are among pathogens often associated with acute myocarditis, and there is also evidence of their etiological role in cardiomyopathy.
KeywordsCapsid Protein Serological Assay Acute Myocarditis Enterovirus Infection Spot Hybridization
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