What is the sexual predilection of enteroviruses?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The male-to-female ratio of myopericarditis is 2:1. The risk of cardiac involvement is higher during pregnancy and immediately postpartum.

The prevalence of polio infection is equal in boys and girls, although paralysis is more common in boys. Among adults, women are at increased risk of infection and the postpolio syndrome.

Aseptic meningitis is approximately twice as common in males as in females.


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