Enterovirus Infection Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is enterovirus infection?

Enteroviruses are a group of viruses that can be transmitted by eating, swallowing, or breathing in contaminated food, water or airborne droplets. Usually infections are mild. Occasionally severe complications such as inflammation of organs like the heart, brain or liver can occur.

Symptoms of enterovirus infection

  • Sore throat

  • Fever

  • Spots in mouth

  • Headache

  • Difficulty swallowing food or water

  • Throat redness

  • Cough

Questions your doctor may ask to check for enterovirus infection

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose enterovirus infection

  • Do you have a sore throat?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have spots or boils in your mouth?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have difficulty swallowing (e.g food or water)?

Treatment for enterovirus infection

Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms (e.g. pain and fever medications) and hydration. Most people make a full recovery in a few days.

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References

  • Engelmann I, Alidjinou EK, Bertin A, Sane F, Hober D. miRNAs in enterovirus infection. Crit Rev Microbiol. 2018 Nov;44(6):701-714. doi: 10.1080/1040841X.2018.1499608. Epub 2018 Aug 14. PMID: 30106324.

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1040841X.2018.1499608

  • Ho BC, Yang PC, Yu SL. MicroRNA and Pathogenesis of Enterovirus Infection. Viruses. 2016 Jan 6;8(1):11. doi: 10.3390/v8010011. PMID: 26751468; PMCID: PMC4728571.

    https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/8/1/11

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