A fatal central nervous system enterovirus 68 infection

Justin D. Kreuter, Arti Barnes, James E. McCarthy, Joseph D. Schwartzman, M. Steven Oberste, C. Harker Rhodes, John F. Modlin, Peter F. Wright

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The anticipated eradication of poliovirus emphasizes the need to identify other enteroviral causes of severe central nervous system disease. Enterovirus 68 has been implicated only in cases of respiratory illness. We therefore report a case of fatal meningomyeloencephalitis caused by enterovirus 68 in a 5-year-old boy, which required neuropathology, microbiology, and molecular techniques to diagnose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)793-796
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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