Investigation of treatment failure in neonatal echovirus 7 infection

Alison C. Rentz, Jane E. Libbey, Robert S. Fujinami, Frank G. Whitby, Carrie L. Byington

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We describe a case of fatal neonatal enteroviral infection caused by echovirus 7. Multiple treatments, including specific antiviral therapy, were attempted and failed. Studies of the viral isolate, maternal plasma, intravenous immunoglobulin preparations and pleconaril were performed to identify potential causes for treatment failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Echovirus 7
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin
  • Neonatal enteroviral infection
  • Pleconaril

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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