Human parechoviruses as an important viral cause of sepsislike illness and meningitis in young children.

@article{Wolthers2008HumanPA,
  title={Human parechoviruses as an important viral cause of sepsislike illness and meningitis in young children.},
  author={Katja C. Wolthers and Kimberley S M Benschop and Janke Schinkel and Richard Molenkamp and Rosemarijn M Bergevoet and Ingrid J. B. Spijkerman and H Carlijn Kraakman and Dasja Pajkrt},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={358-63}
}
BACKGROUND Enteroviruses (EVs) belong to the family Picornaviridae and are a well-known cause of neonatal sepsis and viral meningitis. Human parechoviruses (HPeVs) type 1 and 2, previously named echovirus 22 and 23, have been associated with mild gastrointestinal or respiratory symptoms in young children. Six HPeV genotypes are currently known, of which HPeV3 is associated with neonatal sepsis and meningitis. METHODS Cerebrospinal fluid samples from children aged <5 years previously tested by… CONTINUE READING
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