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Echovirus 15 and autumn meningitis outbreak among children, Patras, Greece, 2005.
J Clin Virol. 2007 Sep; 40(1):77-9.JC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Enteroviruses are the most common cause of aseptic meningitis, presenting in epidemic or endemic form.

OBJECTIVES

To determine the causative agent of an aseptic meningitis outbreak in autumn, 2005 in Patras, Greece.

STUDY DESIGN

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples taken during May 2005-February 2006 from children admitted to the Children Hospital of Patras with signs of aseptic meningitis were tested for the presence of enteroviral RNA. Typing was performed by nucleotide analysis.

RESULTS

Enteroviruses were detected in 11 (57.9%) of 19 tested CSF samples. In a 12-day period (27 October-7 November 2005) five aseptic meningitis cases were observed. Echovirus 15 was detected in all five cases, and differed from the prototype strain by 27.6%. Enteroviruses before and after this cluster of cases were of different serotypes (Echovirus 9, Echovirus 6). All patients with Echovirus 15 infection were male with a mean age of 7.7 years (2 months-13 years), all recovered successfully.

CONCLUSIONS

This is the first report of a cluster of aseptic meningitis cases caused by Echovirus 15. The causative agent was a new variant of Echovirus 15.

Authors+Show Affiliations

A' Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece. filanthi@med.auth.grNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17662647

Citation

Frantzidou, Filanthi, et al. "Echovirus 15 and Autumn Meningitis Outbreak Among Children, Patras, Greece, 2005." Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, vol. 40, no. 1, 2007, pp. 77-9.
Frantzidou F, Dumaidi K, Spiliopoulou A, et al. Echovirus 15 and autumn meningitis outbreak among children, Patras, Greece, 2005. J Clin Virol. 2007;40(1):77-9.
Frantzidou, F., Dumaidi, K., Spiliopoulou, A., Antoniadis, A., & Papa, A. (2007). Echovirus 15 and autumn meningitis outbreak among children, Patras, Greece, 2005. Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, 40(1), 77-9.
Frantzidou F, et al. Echovirus 15 and Autumn Meningitis Outbreak Among Children, Patras, Greece, 2005. J Clin Virol. 2007;40(1):77-9. PubMed PMID: 17662647.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Echovirus 15 and autumn meningitis outbreak among children, Patras, Greece, 2005. AU - Frantzidou,Filanthi, AU - Dumaidi,Kamal, AU - Spiliopoulou,Adamantia, AU - Antoniadis,Antonis, AU - Papa,Anna, Y1 - 2007/07/27/ PY - 2007/03/30/received PY - 2007/05/31/revised PY - 2007/06/07/accepted PY - 2007/7/31/pubmed PY - 2007/12/7/medline PY - 2007/7/31/entrez SP - 77 EP - 9 JF - Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology JO - J Clin Virol VL - 40 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Enteroviruses are the most common cause of aseptic meningitis, presenting in epidemic or endemic form. OBJECTIVES: To determine the causative agent of an aseptic meningitis outbreak in autumn, 2005 in Patras, Greece. STUDY DESIGN: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples taken during May 2005-February 2006 from children admitted to the Children Hospital of Patras with signs of aseptic meningitis were tested for the presence of enteroviral RNA. Typing was performed by nucleotide analysis. RESULTS: Enteroviruses were detected in 11 (57.9%) of 19 tested CSF samples. In a 12-day period (27 October-7 November 2005) five aseptic meningitis cases were observed. Echovirus 15 was detected in all five cases, and differed from the prototype strain by 27.6%. Enteroviruses before and after this cluster of cases were of different serotypes (Echovirus 9, Echovirus 6). All patients with Echovirus 15 infection were male with a mean age of 7.7 years (2 months-13 years), all recovered successfully. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first report of a cluster of aseptic meningitis cases caused by Echovirus 15. The causative agent was a new variant of Echovirus 15. SN - 1386-6532 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17662647/Echovirus_15_and_autumn_meningitis_outbreak_among_children_Patras_Greece_2005_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1386-6532(07)00215-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -