Coxsackie virus

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also Cox·sack·ie virus  (ko͝ok-sä′kē-vī′rəs, kŏk-săk′ē-)
Any of a group of enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of diseases, including meningitis, myocarditis, and pericarditis, and primarily affect children during the summer months.

[After Coxsackie, a village of east-central New York.]
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Coxsackie virus

(Microbiology) any of various viruses that occur in the intestinal tract of man and cause diseases, some of which resemble poliomyelitis
[C20: after Coxsackie, a town in New York state, where the virus was first found]
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Noun1.Coxsackie virus - enterovirus causing a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis
enterovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
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Serum Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) showed positivity for rhinovirus and Coxsackie viruses and further antibody titers confirmed significantly high but varying titer levels specific to six Coxsackie serotypes: B1 (1: 32), B2 (1:16), B3 (1:8), B4 (1:8), B5 (1:64), and B6 (1:64).
Herpangina is a disease mainly of children and is caused by various strains of enterovirus mainly Coxsackie viruses A1-A6, A8, A10, A12 or A22, but similar syndromes can be caused by other viruses, especially Coxsackie B and echoviruses.
Petrovicova, "In vitro infection of mouse pancreatic islet cells with coxsackie viruses," Acta Virologica, vol.