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Stool samples offer noninvasive diagnostics for parechovirus in children

August 3, 2015

The use of noninvasive PCR-based human parechovirus diagnostics from stool samples of pediatric patients improved the accuracy of hospital-based central nervous system disease surveillance, according to recent study results.

“Pediatricians encountering infants and children below 4 years of age … should consider including PCR-based human parechovirus diagnostics from noninvasive stool samples in their differential diagnosis,” Katharina Karsch, MD, of the Charité University Medical Center, Germany, and colleagues wrote. “This is particularly important in this young age group, where routine childhood immunizations are administered commonly, and rash or seizures may be mistaken for adverse events following immunization.”

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