September 1968

Viral Infections in Hospitalized Neonates

Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio
From the departments of pediatrics and medical microbiology, Ohio State University College of Medicine and Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Columbus, Ohio. Doctor Sanders is now with the Department of Pediatrics, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

Am J Dis Child. 1968;116(3):251-256. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1968.02100020253004

FOR A one-year interval, all infants under 1 month of age admitted to the Columbus Children's Hospital with suspected sepsis were studied for the presence of viral infections. The results of this study and case reports of three infants with illnesses due to enteroviral infections are presented. Two infants had illnesses due to infection with echovirus 17 which has not previously been reported in the neonate. The other infant had a severe diarrhea in association with echovirus 6 infection.

Materials and Methods  Section of the Study Population.—During the time interval of the study, July 1965 through June 1966, all infants under 28 days of age with suspected sepsis were studied for the presence of viruses. Since clinical manifestations of infection in this age group may be nebulous, any infant considered to be seriously ill was included. All infants were examined by one of the authors with the recording of

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