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Citation Information : Polish Journal of Microbiology. VOLUME 65 , ISSUE 2 , ISSN (Online) 2544-4646, DOI: 10.5604/17331331.1204485, June 2016
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Received Date : 30-July-2015 / Accepted: 13-October-2015 / Published Online: 07-June-2016
A 4-year study (2011–2014) of patients with meningitis was performed. Out of the 686 cerebrospinal fluid samples, 465 (67.8%) were positive for eneteroviruses using RT-PCR and out of 334 clinical samples, 216 (64.7%) were positive for enteroviruses using cell culture methods. The highest detection rate was observed in the summer and autumn. In total, 185 enteroviruses were identified by using neutralization test. Echovirus 6 and 30 were the most common (41.7% and 37.5% respectively). The highest frequency of neurological infections (32.7%) occurred in children aged 5–9 years, mostly males (63.9%).
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