Which clinical history findings are characteristic of enteroviral encephalitis?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Frank encephalitis is an unusual manifestation of enterovirus infection. [48]

Echovirus 9 is the most common etiologic agent.

Clinical manifestations have ranged from lethargy, drowsiness, and personality change to seizures, paresis, and coma. Children with focal encephalitis present with partial motor seizures, hemichorea, and acute cerebellar ataxia; this may mimic herpes simplex encephalitis. [49, 50]


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