ECHO virus : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs

ECHO viruses cause a wide variety of conditions. Symptoms depend on the type of disease:

  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Croup
  • Encephalitis
  • Mouth sores (herpangina)
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin rashes
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Viral pharyngitis

Diagnosis & Tests

ECHO virus can be identified from:

  • Rectal culture
  • Spinal fluid culture
  • Stool culture
  • Throat culture

Review Date : 9/3/2008
Reviewed By : D. Scott Smith, M.D., MSc, DTM&H, Chief of Infectious Disease & Geographic Medicine, Kaiser Redwood City, CA & Adjunct Assistant Professor, Stanford University.� Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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