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Isolation and Characterization of Adenovirus 5 from the Brain of an Infant with Fatal Cerebral Edema

Nando K. Chatterjee, William A. Samsonoff, N. Balasubramaniam, Kimberly Rush- Wilson, William Spargo and Theresa M. Church

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 3, pages 830-833
Published in print September 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/314041
Isolation and Characterization of Adenovirus 5 from the Brain of an Infant with Fatal Cerebral Edema

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This report describes a fatal case of cerebral edema caused by adenovirus in a previously healthy 18-month-old infant who developed skin rash, pulmonary congestion, and fever and who died 6 days later. Adenovirus hexon gene sequences were detected in brain tissue and brain tissue cultures. The virus was typed as adenovirus 5.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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