A case of protracted coxsackie virus meningoencephalitis in a marginally immunodeficient child treated successfully with intravenous immunoglobulin

Thomas J. Geller, David Condie

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Abstract

A child with acute lymphocytic leukemia who was in clinical remission and developed coxsackie B4 meningoencephalitis is presented. Despite minimal evidence of immunodeficiency, the patient had progression of neurologic disease clinically, electroencephalographically and on laboratory evaluation of spinal fluid. A dramatic response to the use of intravenous immunoglobulins is reported and its rationale explained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume129
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coxsackie virus
  • Enterovirus
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin
  • Meningoencephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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