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
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EPIDEMIC PLEURODYNIA, ORCHITIS, AND MYOCARDITIS IN AN ADULT DUE TO COXSACKIE VIRUS, GROUP B, TYPE 4(EPIDEMIC PLEURODYNIA, ORCHITIS, AND MYOCARDITIS IN AN ADULT DUE TO COXSACKIE VIRUS, GROUP B, TYPE 4*). Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1008–1013. doi: 10.1059/0003-4819-54-5-1008
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1008-1013.
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