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Volume 20, Number 1—January 2014

Human Parechovirus Infection, Denmark

Thea K. FischerComments to Author , Sofie Midgley, Camilla Dalgaard, and Alex Y. Nielsen
Author affiliations: Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Clinical characteristics of human parechovirus–infected children, Denmark, 2009–2012

Clinical characteristic Patients, no. (%), N = 89
Fever >38.5°C 19 (21.3)*
Diarrhea and fever 29 (32.6)
Meningitis 36 (40.5)†
Sepsis-like syndrome 4 (4.5)
Sudden infant death syndrome 1 (1.1)‡

*Of the 19 patients for whom fever was the main symptom reported, 4 infants also were reported to be “irritable.”
†Three of the 36 patients with meningitis also were reported to have convulsions.
‡The child who was found dead in bed (sudden unexpected infant dead), was reported to have had liquid diarrhea for 2 d before death.

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