Which tests may be useful in the evaluation of coxsackievirus infection?

Updated: Aug 24, 2018
  • Author: Martha L Muller, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Obtain a throat culture to rule out streptococcal pharyngitis and/or tonsillitis.

HIV testing is always appropriate in patients who present with nonspecific febrile illness or rashes.

An EEG can be used to detect the presence of and localize seizure activity.

ECG changes in myopericarditis include ST-segment elevations or nonspecific ST segment, T-wave abnormalities, arrhythmia, and heart block.


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