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Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Children with Fulminant Enterovirus 71 Infection: An Evaluation of the Clinical Course

Fang-Liang Huang, Sheng-Ling Jan, Po-Yen Chen, Ching-Shiang Chi, Teh-Ming Wang, Yun-Ching Fu, Chi-Ren Tsai and Yan Chang

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 7, pages 1020-1024
Published in print April 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/339445
Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Children with Fulminant Enterovirus 71 Infection: An Evaluation of the Clinical Course

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We describe 2 children with typical hand, foot, and mouth disease due to enterovirus 71 infection, 1 of whom died. Both cases were complicated by acute fulminant shock syndrome; the patients had remarkable acute left ventricular dysfunction. The clinical experience indicates that the rapid death associated with fulminant enterovirus rhombencephalitis is the result of rapid cardiogenic shock rather than neurogenic pulmonary edema.

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

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