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Definition of «Echovirus»

Echovirus: A group of viruses found in the gastrointestinal tract. The "echo" part of the name stands for enteric cytopathic human orphan viruses. "Orphan" implied that they were viruses not associated with any disease. However, it is now known that echoviruses can cause a number of different diseases including rashes, diarrhea, respiratory infections (the common cold, sore throat, bronchitis, and bronchiolitis), myositis (muscle inflammation), meningitis, encephalitis, and pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane around the heart).

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  • echovirus: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( ĕk ' ō-vī ' rəs ) n. , pl. , -rus·es . Any of a number of enteroviruses of the family Picornaviridae, inhabiting ...

  • Pediatric Echovirus

    Echoviruses (EVs) are RNA viruses of the genus Enterovirus and the family Picornaviridae.

  • ECHO virus : MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

    Enteric cytopathic human orphan (ECHO) viruses are a group of viruses that lead to gastrointestinal infection and skin rashes. Causes Echovirus is one of ...

  • Echoviruses

    Echovirus 10 and 28 have been reclassified as reoviruses, and echovirus 9 is now recognized as the same as coxsackievirus A23. [2] Echoviruses are small ...

  • echovirus - definition of echovirus in the Medical dictionary ...

    echovirus /echo·vi·rus/ (ek´o-vi″rus) an enterovirus isolated from humans, separable into many serotypes, certain of which are associated with human disease ...