Which age groups have the highest prevalence of enteroviral diseases?

Updated: Mar 17, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Enteroviral infections are most common in young children. Herpangina primarily affects children aged 3 months to 16 years. Poliomyelitis is observed in children younger than 15 years. Aseptic meningitis due to enteroviral infection is more common in infants than in adults. Most cases of pleurodynia occur in children and adults younger than 30 years.

Myopericarditis is most prevalent in young adults, especially those who are physically active. AHC is most prevalent in adults aged 20-50 years.

Neonates are at high risk for severe sepsis due to enterovirus infections.

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