Echovirus type 22 outbreak associated with gastro-intestinal disease in a neonatal intensive care unit

Emanuel Birenbaum, Rachel Handsher, Jacob Kuint, Ron Dagan, Brian Raichman, Ella Mendelson, Nehama Linder

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Abstract

An echovirus type 22 outbreak involving 19 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients during the months of October and November 1992 is reported. Twelve infants presented with diarrhea, 7 of whom had bloody stools and x- ray findings compatible with early stages of necrotizing enterocolitis, while one infant demonstrated characteristic pneumatosis intestinalis. Outbreaks of echovirus type 22 infection in premature infants have rarely been reported. The possibility of Echovirus 22 infection should be considered in neonatal gastrointestinal disease associated with features of necrotizing enterocolitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1997

Keywords

  • Echovirus 22
  • ICU
  • Neonatal
  • Outbreak

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