Two cases of neonatal human parechovirus 3 encephalitis

Elena Pariani, Laura Pellegrinelli, Lorenza Pugni, Paolo Bini, Simona Perniciaro, Laura Bubba, Valeria Primache, Antonella Amendola, Mario Barbarini, Fabio Mosca, Sandro Binda

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Abstract

We report 2 neonates with human parechoviruses type 3 encephalitis. Both newborns presented with fever, irritability and seizures. Cerebrospinal fluid analyses were normal, but magnetic resonance imaging revealed white matter damage, suggesting human parechoviruse infection. Human parechoviruses type 3-RNA was detected in cerebrospinal fluid samples and in blood, stool, urine and respiratory samples, indicating the dissemination of the virus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1191-1193
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Neonatal encephalitis
  • Parechovirus
  • Parechovirus type 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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