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First Cases of Severe Flaccid Paralysis Associated with Enterovirus D68 Infection in Spain, 2015-2016.

Cabrerizo, María PhD; García-Iñiguez, Juan Pablo MD, PhD; Munell, Francina MD, PhD; Amado, Alfonso MD; Madurga-Revilla, Paula MD; Rodrigo, Carlos MD, PhD; Pérez, Sonia PhD; Martínez- Sapiña, Ana MD; Antón, Andrés PhD; Suárez, Gerardo MD; Rabella, Nuria MD, PhD; del Campo, Víctor MD; Otero, Almudena; Masa-Calles, Josefa MD, PhD
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: Post Acceptance: June 28, 2017
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001668
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Enterovirus D68 was known to be the cause of mild to severe respiratory infections, but in the last few years it has also been associated with myelitis and paralysis. This report describes the first EV-D68 detections in acute flaccid paralysis cases occurring between December 2015 and March 2016 in Spain.

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