Severe infections in twins

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We describe 4 sets of twins 5 days to 10 weeks of age with a serious bacterial or viral infection. The issue of the occurrence of a simultaneous infection in twins and the clinical dilemma of the appropriate evaluation and treatment of an asymptomatic co-twin of infants with a serious infection is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)788-789
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • Coxsackie B2
  • Enterovirus
  • Escherichia coli
  • Group B Streptococcus
  • Respiratory syncytial virus
  • Twins


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