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Cluster of human parechovirus infections as the predominant cause of sepsis in neonates and infants, Leicester, United Kingdom, 8 May to 2 August 2016.

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posted on 20.08.2019, 14:58 by JW Tang, CW Holmes, FA Elsanousi, A Patel, F Adam, R Speight, S Shenoy, D Bronnert, G Stiefel, P Sundaram, S Pande, A Sridhar, V Kairamkonda, S Bandi
We report an unusually high number of cases (n = 26) of parechovirus infections in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of neonates and infants admitted with sepsis in the United Kingdom during 8 May to 2 August 2016. Although such infections in neonates and infants are well-documented, parechovirus has not been routinely included in many in-house and commercial PCR assays for CSF testing. Clinicians should consider routine parechovirus testing in young children presenting with sepsis.

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Citation

Eurosurveillance, 2016, 21 (34)

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/School of Medicine/Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Eurosurveillance

Publisher

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

eissn

1560-7917

Acceptance date

25/08/2016

Copyright date

2016

Available date

20/08/2019

Language

en