Enterovirus D68 Questions & Answers

Updated: May 15, 2018
  • Author: HoJoon You, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
  • Print
Questions & Answers

Overview

What is enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

What is the pathophysiology of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

What is the immune response to enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

What are the viral characteristics of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

What is the prevalence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

What are the racial predilections of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

Which factors increase the risk for severe enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections?

What is the prognosis of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

How is enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) prevented?

Presentation

What is the clinical presentation of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection?

Which physical findings are characteristic of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection

Which physical findings suggest acute neurological enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) illness?

DDX

Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

Workup

How is enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection diagnosed?

What is the role of chest radiography in the diagnosis of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection?

What is the role of MRI in the diagnosis of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection?

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection?

Treatment

How is enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

What is the role of vaccination in the prevention of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?