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Article in Japanese

A case of 24-day-old baby with apnea caused by human parechovirus type 3

Naruto SHIMONISHI1), Masahiro TAKEYAMA1), Tomoko ONISHI1), Midori SHIMA1)

A 24-day-old boy was admitted to our hospital with fever, rash, and apnea. Serum, urine and cerebrospinal fluid examination revealed almost normal results. He developed apnea attack and his respiratory failure was cared under artificial ventilation in intensive care unit for 4 days. HPeV-3 was detected from serum, cerebrospinal fluid, stool, and throat swab by RT-PCR later. HPeV-3 might cause severe infectious disease as meningitis and sepsis-like disease to neonates. HPeV-3 should be considered as a possible cause of apnea attack in neonates.

1) Department of Pediatrics, Nara Medical University

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Received April 11, 2016
Accepted November 28, 2016

28 (4):243─247,2017