Fatal Neonatal Myocarditis Caused by a Recombinant Human Enterovirus-B Variant


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Abstract

We report a case of fatal myocarditis in a newborn infant who was infected with a human enterovirus detected by throat culture and RT-PCR for viral RNA in plasma. Whole genome sequence analysis revealed the virus to be a genomic chimera that likely arose from recombination between coxsackievirus B3 and two recently identified enteroviruses, EV 86 and EV97.

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