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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Epidemiology of enterovirus types causing neurological diseases in Austria 1999-2007: detection of clusters of echovirus 30 and enterovirus 71 and analysis of prevalent genotypes.
Nine cases of enteroviral encephalitis (1 caused by echovirus 13, 1 caused by coxsackievirus A16, 2 caused by enterovirus 71, and 5 caused by unknown enteroviruses) have been reported after therapy with rituximab, a monoclonal antibody (MAb) that causes secondary hypogammaglobulinemia (2).
Genetic analysis of the VP1 region of human enterovirus 71 strains isolated in Korea during 2000.
Human infections with enteroviruses such as coxsackievirus A (CVA) are generally mild, but severe complications were more often reported for infections caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) (1,2).
To the Editor: Enterovirus 71 (EV-71) causes primarily asymptomatic or benign infections in children <5 years of age.
Other genotypes include coxsackievirus A16 (CAV16) and enterovirus 71 (EV71).
In Southeast Asia, human enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a frequent cause of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in Southeast Asia and resulting neurologic and cardiopulmonary complications.
In the United States, HFMD typically occurs in the summer and early autumn and is characterized by a febrile enanthem of oral ulcers and macular or vesicular lesions on the palms and soles; the etiologic agents are most often CVA16 and enterovirus 71.
In 2010, enterovirus 71 was identified as a major cause of HFMD (1).
An emerging recombinant human enterovirus 71 responsible for the 2008 outbreak of hand foot and mouth disease in Fuyang city of China.
An overview of the evolution of enterovirus 71 and its clinical and public health significance.
The largest outbreak of hand; foot and mouth disease in Singapore in 2008: the role of enterovirus 71 and coxsackievirus A strains.