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Abstract

CASE REPORTA 3-Month-Old Child with Acute Gastroenteritis with Enterovirus D68 Detected from Stool Specimen by Ngan T. K. Pham, Aksara Thongprachum, Tsuneyoshi Baba, Shoko Okitsu, Quang D. Trinh, Shihoko Komine-Aizawa, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Satoshi Hayakawa, Hiroshi Ushijima

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is known to be causative agent of mild to severe upper and lower respiratory illnesses in sporadic cases and outbreaks. We present a case report of a 3-month-old child with acute gastroenteritis who visited a pediatric clinic in Kyushu area in Japan in 2015. A stool sample collected from the patient was screened for diarrheal viruses by multiplex RT-PCR. The result showed that the sample was positive only for enterovirus, and EV-D68 clade B3 was identified by sequence analysis of the viral protein 1 gene. This study supports an association between EV-D68 infection and acute gastroenteritis.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2017.170219