Coxsackie B1 infection associated with ventriculitis

Lia Simpson Erickson, Gretchen Hoyle, Jon Abramson, Louise C. Hester, Avinash K. Shetty

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Ventriculitis associated with acute enterovirus central nervous system infections is very rare. A case of a 7-week-old infant with coxsackie B1 meningitis and ventriculitis is presented. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis showed marked pleocytosis, hypoglycorrhachia and elevated protein simulating acute pyogenic meningitis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed ventriculitis. The diagnosis of enterovirus infection was confirmed by positive cerebrospinal fluid polymerase chain reaction and culture for enterovirus. This case illustrates several of the unusual findings associated with enterovirus meningitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-751
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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