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
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Artenstein MS, Cadigan FC, Buescher EL. Clinical Features of Coxsackie Group B Virus Infections.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;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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