Nonpolio enterovirus infection; Echovirus infection
ECHO virus infections tend to clear up on their own. No specific antiviral medications are available. Immune system treatment called IVIG may help patients with severe ECHO virus infections who have a weakened immune system.
Complete recovery without treatment is expected in patients who have the less severe types of illness. Infections of organs such as the heart (pericarditis and myocarditis) may cause severe disease and can be deadly.
Complications vary with the site and type of infection. Myocarditis and pericarditis may be deadly while most other types of infection improve on their own.
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of any of the diseases listed above.
Modlin JF. Enterovirus infections. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 402.
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