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Case Report A Case of Severe Enterovirus Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Adult.
Dong Won Lee, Eun Young Choi
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2013;30(1):58-61
Published online: June 30, 2013
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
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Enterovirus commonly causes neurologic diseases (aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, etc.), hand-foot-mouth disease, herpangina, and acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis. However, it rarely causes pneumonia in immunocompetent adults. In Korea, no case has been reported about pneumonia caused by enterovirus in healthy adults. We can cite the case of a 20-year-old woman who presented severe community-acquired pneumonia caused by enterovirus. The diagnosis was based on reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) of a respiratory specimen.

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