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Title: Coxsackie B. virus infection in Singapore children
Authors: Paul, F.M.
Yin-Murphy, M. 
Issue Date: 1985
Citation: Paul, F.M.,Yin-Murphy, M. (1985). Coxsackie B. virus infection in Singapore children. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 31 (2) : 96-100. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In a study during the years 1978 to 1982 Coxsackie virus was found as the etiological agent in 3 groups of illnesses, namely myocarditis, paralysis of the limbs and abdominal pain. This paper describes the clinical presentation of the three groups. Acute myocarditis presented with fever, chest pain, abdominal pain, cardiac irregularities and malaise. All such children were toxaemic and ill on admission necssitating intensive care and the monitoring of the hearts. Three children were described with paralysis of the limbs and aseptic meningitis. Two children presenting with abdominal pain are also described. All children recovered with little sequelae. Paired sera sampled during the course of the disease showed significant rise of titre highly indicative of a recent infection with Coxsackie B virus. This paper provides supportive evidence of the role of Coxsackie B virus in the aetiology of myocarditis, neurological lesions and abdominal pain in children.
Source Title: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
ISSN: 01426338
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