Echovirus (IFA)

Sample: Serum

Schedule: Daily (IFA Immunofluoresence)

Units: TITER

Range: Negative

Remarks: Echovirus belongs to the non-polio enteroviruses group, which include all coxsackie viruses and echoviruses, is a RNA virus (picornavirus) that readily infect and are shed from the lower digestive tract. Initially it was believed that these agents primarily caused mild acute aseptic meningitis syndromes, pleurodynia, exanthems, pericarditis, non-specific febrile illness and occasional fulminant encephalomyocarditis of the newborn. It is now apparent that their spectrum of disease is much broader; there may be permanent sequelae and some infections may trigger chronic active disease processes.


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