Since the first of the Coxsackie viruses was isolated in 1948, at least 23 group A types and five group B types have been recognized, and many have been associated with diverse human diseases. The group B viruses have been implicated in a variety of disorders, ranging from epidemic pleurodynia to aseptic meningitis and pericarditis. Orchitis has been a less frequent complication
of epidemic pleurodynia. Infection with the group B viruses in the past has been associated with myocarditis during the neonatal period.1 However, data are accumulating which suggest that unexplained occurrences of myocarditis and pericarditis beyond the neonatal period
EPIDEMIC PLEURODYNIA, ORCHITIS, AND MYOCARDITIS IN AN ADULT DUE TO COXSACKIE VIRUS, GROUP B, TYPE 41. Ann Intern Med. ;54:1008–1013. doi: 10.1059/0003-4819-54-5-1008
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