Journal Article

Acute Flaccid Paralysis Syndrome Associated with Echovirus 19, Managed with Pleconaril and Intravenous Immunoglobulin

Richard Starlin, Nevada Reed, Beth Leeman, Joseph Black, Elbert Trulock and Linda M. Mundy

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 5, pages 730-732
Published in print September 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/322624
Acute Flaccid Paralysis Syndrome Associated with Echovirus 19, Managed with Pleconaril and Intravenous Immunoglobulin

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We describe a 39-year-old woman who had undergone bilateral lung and renal transplantation and who was admitted to the hospital with acute onset of flaccid paralysis of the left leg due to echovirus 19 infection. The patient was treated with pleconaril and intravenous immunoglobulin, which correlated with clinical and laboratory evidence of improvement.

Journal Article.  2245 words.  Illustrated.

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

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