Complications of Enteroviruses


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About complications: Complications of Enteroviruses are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Enteroviruses. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Enteroviruses and complications of Enteroviruses is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Enteroviruses: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Enteroviruses includes:

Complications of Enteroviruses: Most people who are infected with an enterovirus have no disease at all. Infected persons who become ill usually develop either mild upper respiratory symptoms (a "cold"), a flu-like illness with fever and muscle aches, or an illness with rash. Less commonly, some persons have aseptic or viral meningitis. Rarely, a person may develop an illness that affects the heart (myocarditis) or the brain (encephalitis) or causes paralysis. Enterovirus infections are suspected to play a role in the development of juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes). Newborns who become infected with an enterovirus may rarely develop an overwhelming infection of many organs, including liver and heart, and die from the infection. 1

Usually, there are no long-term complications from the mild illnesses or from aseptic meningitis. Some patients who have paralysis or encephalitis, however, do not fully recover. Persons who develop heart failure (dilated cardiomyopathy) from myocarditis require long-term care for their conditions. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Non-Polio Enterovirus Infections: DVRD

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