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Increased detection of human parechovirus infection in infants in England during 2016: epidemiology and clinical characteristics

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Background

Human parechovirus (HPeV), like enteroviruses, usually causes mild self-limiting respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms. In infants, HPeV can occasionally cause serious illnesses, including sepsis-like syndrome and encephalitis. In summer 2016, Public Health England (PHE) received increasing reports of severe HPeV infections nationally. We, therefore, reviewed all infants with confirmed HPeV across England during 2016.

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HPeV cases in infants a...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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0000-0003-2871-1747
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3658-7635
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
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Volume:
103
Issue:
11
Pages:
1061-1066
Publication date:
2018-06-05
Acceptance date:
2018-04-25
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EISSN:
1468-2044
ISSN:
0003-9888
Pmid:
29871901
Language:
English
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pubs:856716
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uuid:f5b78702-fb1d-4198-8dc2-f64ade892fb2
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pubs:856716
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856716
Deposit date:
2018-11-02

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