Malcolm S. Artenstein, M.D. (Associate); Francis C. Cadigan Jr.; Edward L. Buescher
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Since the report of their discovery in 1948, 30 distinct serotypes of Coxsackie viruses have been described. Coxsackie A viruses have been causally related to the syndromes of herpangina, aseptic meningitis, and "hand, foot, and mouth" type of exanthem. The six Coxsackie B viruses have been found to cause epidemics of pleurodynia and aseptic meningitis and encephalomyocarditis of infants. In addition, many reports have implicated the Coxsackie B viruses in some cases of acute benign pericarditis, myocarditis, polio-like infection, and orchitis.
In order to provide some assistance in clinical diagnosis the experience gained in the study of 180 laboratory confirmed
Artenstein MS, Cadigan FC, Buescher EL. Clinical Features of Coxsackie Group B Virus Infections.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1088. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1088_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1088.
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