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n. pl. en·ter·o·vi·rus·es
Any of a genus of picornaviruses, including polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, and echoviruses, that infect the gastrointestinal tract and often spread to other areas of the body, especially the nervous system.

en′ter·o·vi′ral adj.


n, pl -viruses
(Microbiology) any of a group of viruses that occur in and cause diseases of the gastrointestinal tract


(ˌɛn tə roʊˈvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several picornaviruses of the genus Enterovirus, including poliovirus, that infect the human gastrointestinal tract and cause diseases of the nervous system.
en`ter•o•vi′ral, adj.
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Noun1.enterovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
picornavirus - a group of single-strand RNA viruses with a protein coat
poliovirus - the virus causing poliomyelitis
hepatitis A virus - the virus causing hepatitis A
Coxsackie virus, coxsackievirus - enterovirus causing a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis
echovirus - any of a group of viruses associated with various diseases including viral meningitis and mild respiratory disorders and diarrhea in newborn infants


n. enterovirus, grupo de virus que infecta el tubo digestivo y que puede ocasionar enfermedades respiratorias y trastornos neurológicos.
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The clinical manifestations of infection with human parechoviruses (HPeVs), members of the family Picornaviridiae, are often indistinguishable from those caused by human enterovirus infections.
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Enterviruses are very common viruses, and US health officials estimate there are 10 million to 15 million enterovirus infections nationwide each year.
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noted that prospective studies have suggested "an association between enterovirus infections and the subsequent production of autoantibodies directed against pancreatic beta-cells that result in type 1 diabetes.
A surprising number of enterovirus infections have been found in type 1 diabetic patients around the time of diagnosis.
There is no specific treatment for enterovirus infections and a vaccine is not currently available.
As a case in point they present their research on the association between enterovirus infections and the autoimmune destruction of pancreatic islet beta cells in type-1 diabetes.
Other illnesses with a chronic course, such as Type 1 diabetes mellitus, have also been associated with enterovirus infections (Hovi, Stenvik, & Rosenlew, 1996).
Prevalent in summer and fall, enterovirus infections cause a wide spectrum of diseases and are the most common cause of aseptic meningitis.
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ViraCor developed this test at the request of our physician customers who were seeking a way to pinpoint enterovirus infections as quickly as possible," said John Martin, President of ViraCor.