Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1993;36(4):506-511.
Published online April 15, 1993.
Aseptic Meningitis in 1991 - isolation of causative agent -
Yoon Ah Park, Eun Young Cho, Ki Soo Kim, Young Seo Park, Hyung Nam Moon, Chang Yee Hong
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea
1991년에 유행한 무균성 뇌막염 - 원인 바이러스의 규명 -
박윤아, 조은영, 김기수, 박영서, 문형남, 홍창의
울산대학교 의과대학 소아과
To know the causative agent of asptic meningitis, we performed blood and cerebrospinal fluid study on 24 children who had been admitted to the department of Pediatrics, Asan Medical Reference Laboratory, Japan. The most of the patients were young infants, and 15 cases of them were under 3 months of age. The male to female ratio was 1:1.4. We observed the main symptoms as fever 100%, irritability 67%, vomiting 17%, poor feeding 13%, seizure 8%. In the 4 cases among the 10 cases with virus culture, Coxsackievirus B5 was cultured. We concluded that causative agent of this epidemic aseptic meningitis in 1991 was Coxsakievirus B5.
Key Words: Aseptic meningitis, Coxsackievirus B5

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