Which procedures 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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Lumbar puncture is crucial in the evaluation of meningitis and/or encephalitis.

Skin biopsy may be helpful in the evaluation of nonspecific exanthems.

Obtain a Tzank smear to rule out herpes virus infection.


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