Fatal neonatal myocarditis caused by a recombinant human enterovirus-B variant.

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We report a case of fatal myocarditis in a newborn infant who was infected with a human enterovirus detected by throat culture and RT-PCR for viral RNA in plasma. Whole genome sequence analysis revealed the virus to be a genomic chimera that likely arose from recombination between coxsackievirus B3 and two recently identified enteroviruses, EV 86 and EV97. 
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31816b5d2a

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@article{Krogstad2008FatalNM, title={Fatal neonatal myocarditis caused by a recombinant human enterovirus-B variant.}, author={Paul A. Krogstad and Rebecca Hammon and Nancy J. Halnon and J. Lindsay Whitton}, journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal}, year={2008}, volume={27 7}, pages={668-9} }