Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010
Enterovirus 75 Encephalitis in Children, Southern India
|Patient no.||Age, y/sex||Illness duration/length of hospital stay, d||Clinical signs†||Sample tested for EV75|
|1||6/F||6/7||5 d of fever and rigors, 3 d of headache, 2 d of neck pain and cough, and 1 d of photophobia. Drowsy and irritable with brisk reflexes on admission.||Throat swab and CSF|
|2||1.5/M||8/8||8 d of fever, rigors, coryzal symptoms, drowsiness, and mouth twitching; and 3 episodes of GTC seizures of 5–10 min duration. Still vacant and communication reduced at discharge.||Throat swab and CSF|
|3||10/F||3/5||3 d of fever, headache, and vomiting; 2 d of drowsiness at home; and 1 episode of GTC convulsion at home.||Throat swab|
|4||8/M||8/7||8 d of fever, headache, neck pain, cough, vomiting, and reduced speech and irritability. Irritable at discharge.||Throat swab and CSF|
|5||8/F||2/1||2 d of fever and 1 episode of GTC convulsion at home lasting 30 min.||Throat swab and CSF|
*EV75, enterovirus 75; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; GTC, generalized tonic clonic.
†At admission to study.