Reemerging of enterovirus 71 in Taiwan: the age impact on disease severity

  title={Reemerging of enterovirus 71 in Taiwan: the age impact on disease severity},
  author={S.-M. Wang and T.-S. Ho and H. R. Lin and Huaping P. Lei and Jingjing Wang and C. C. Liu},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection commonly strike children under the age of 3 years, with an occasionally unfavorable outcome in children. This study was designed to explore the relationship between age and the severity of complications, which may associate with antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) in EV71. All EV71-infected patients during the outbreak of 2008 were recruited. In total, 134 patients were enrolled and categorized into two age groups, 0–12 months (n = 18) and >12 months (n = 116… CONTINUE READING
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