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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000202071.38484.93
Instructive Cases

Investigation of Treatment Failure in Neonatal Echovirus 7 Infection

Rentz, Alison C. MD*; Libbey, Jane E. MS†; Fujinami, Robert S. PhD†; Whitby, Frank G. PhD‡; Byington, Carrie L. MD*

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Abstract

We describe a case of fatal neonatal enteroviral infection caused by echovirus 7. Multiple treatments, including specific antiviral therapy, were attempted and failed. Studies of the viral isolate, maternal plasma, intravenous immunoglobulin preparations and pleconaril were performed to identify potential causes for treatment failure.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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