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Viral etiology of encephalitis in children in southern Vietnam: results of a one-year prospective descriptive study.

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BACKGROUND: Acute encephalitis is an important and severe disease in children in Vietnam. However, little is known about the etiology while such knowledge is essential for optimal prevention and treatment. To identify viral causes of encephalitis, in 2004 we conducted a one-year descriptive study at Children's Hospital Number One, a referral hospital for children in southern Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Children less than 16 years of age presenting with...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pntd.0000854

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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
10
Pages:
e854
Publication date:
2010-10-26
Acceptance date:
2010-09-23
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
URN:
uuid:b6a5c667-22ce-48ef-a625-db1e485e70c5
Source identifiers:
92696
Local pid:
pubs:92696

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