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A Fatal Case of Brainstem Encephalitis Caused by Human Parechovirus

Yau, MM; Mok, Q; Prabhakar, P; (2011) A Fatal Case of Brainstem Encephalitis Caused by Human Parechovirus. The Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics , 16 (1) 56 - 60. Gold open access

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Abstract

There is increasing recognition of human parechovirus (HPeV) as a neurotropic virus, especially type 3, which can cause sepsis and encephalitis in young infants. We present a case of neonatal brainstem encephalitis caused by HPeV and review the fifteen published cases in the literature. This is the first report of HPeV causing brainstem encephalitis. Earlier use of polymerase chain reaction testing for HPeV should be considered in appropriate cases.

Type: Article
Title: A Fatal Case of Brainstem Encephalitis Caused by Human Parechovirus
Open access status: An open access publication
Publisher version: http://www.hkjpaed.org/issue.asp?journalNo=1&issue...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Brainstem encephalitis, Human parechovirus, Neonate, INFECTION, CHILDREN, ASSOCIATION, SEPSIS
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1322192
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