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Coxsackievirus

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Key Points

  • Coxsackievirus
    • Member of Picornavirus family
      • Also an enterovirus (closely related to Poliovirus)
    • Group A (Coxsackie A)
      • Aseptic meningitis
      • Herpangina
        • mouth blisters (posterior pharyngeal grey vesicles/ulcers)
      • Hand, foot, and mouth disease
        • Fever, ulcers on tongue/oral mucosa and maculopapular/vesicular rash on palms and soles
    • Group B (Coxsackie B)
      • Myocarditis/Pericarditis
      • Pleurodynia