Coxsackie B virus infection and myopericarditis in Thailand, 1987-1989

Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1998 Jun;29(2):273-6.

Abstract

Serum specimens of 363 myopericarditis patients from the hospital all over the country were examined for coxsackie B virus antibody during 1987-1989 by means of microneutralization test in order to assess association between myopericarditis and coxsackie B virus infection. The data established that certain virus infection rates were 24.3%, 19.4% and 23.6% respectively, no differences in incidence were found between sex (p > 0.05) and the incidence rate between age groups below 15 years and 15 years and older was significantly different (p < 0.05). It was found that the epidemic happened throughout the year and the most common serotype in 1987 and 1989 was B4 whereas in 1988 it was B3.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Antibodies, Viral / blood
  • Child
  • Coxsackievirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Enterovirus B, Human / immunology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Myocarditis / epidemiology*
  • Myocarditis / virology
  • Neutralization Tests
  • Pericarditis / epidemiology*
  • Pericarditis / virology
  • Seasons
  • Sex Distribution
  • Thailand / epidemiology

Substances

  • Antibodies, Viral