Picornavirus Infections: A Primer for the Practitioner

Arch Fam Med. Sep-Oct 2000;9(9):913-20. doi: 10.1001/archfami.9.9.913.

Abstract

Picornaviruses, including the rhinoviruses and enteroviruses, are common causes of infections in the developed world and the most common reason for prescribing antibiotics. These ubiquitous pathogens are increasingly being recognized in more serious illnesses, such as sinusitis, exacerbations of asthma, exacerbations of cystic fibrosis, myocarditis, meningitis, and severe neonatal sepsislike disease. Recent advances have improved our ability to diagnosis and treat these infections.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Common Cold / complications
  • Common Cold / diagnosis
  • Common Cold / drug therapy
  • Common Cold / epidemiology
  • Common Cold / etiology
  • Enterovirus Infections* / complications
  • Enterovirus Infections* / diagnosis
  • Enterovirus Infections* / drug therapy
  • Enterovirus Infections* / epidemiology
  • Enterovirus Infections* / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins / therapeutic use
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Picornaviridae Infections* / complications
  • Picornaviridae Infections* / diagnosis
  • Picornaviridae Infections* / drug therapy
  • Picornaviridae Infections* / epidemiology
  • Picornaviridae Infections* / etiology
  • Rhinovirus*
  • United States / epidemiology

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Antiviral Agents
  • Immunoglobulins