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Fatal case of echovirus type 9 encephalitis.
  1. M A Zuckerman,
  2. M Sheaff,
  3. J E Martin,
  4. C M Gabriel
  1. Division of Virology, University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, London.


    Enteroviruses are rare causes of acute focal encephalitis. A fatal case of echovirus type 9 infection is reported in a 9 month old boy who presented with a fever and a macular rash followed by two focal seizures. Echovirus type 9 was isolated from lung tissue after seven days.

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