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Coxsackieviruses
Enterovirus that can be a cause of aseptic meningitis. Coxsackie A is known to cause hand, foot and mouth disease. Coxsackie B causes pleurodynia, myocarditis and pericarditis. Diagnosis of these viruses is made by serology or isolation of the virus. Treatment is mostly supportive, but a patient can be given anti-inflammatory agents. No vaccines or anti-virals are used to treat the coxsackieviruses.
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