Perinatal ECHOvirus Infection

Michael R. Skeels, John J. Williams, F. M. Ricker, Michael T. Osterholm, Susan K. Mahle, John F. Modlin, B. Frank Polk

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To the Editor: The article by Modlin and his colleagues in the August 13 issue regarding perinatal echovirus 11 infection brought a wisp of déjà vu. The letter quoted below was submitted to the Journal in 1979 as a demonstration of in utero echovirus 11 infection. Although the excellent report by Modlin et al. documented neonatal infection, stillborn infants were not cultured for viruses. I think it is important to emphasize the potential that echoviruses may have for producing perinatal infection during community out-breaks. Echoviruses have been incriminated only sporadically as agents of antenatal disease, although their ability to cause.  . .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1529-1530
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 17 1981


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