Coxsackie B virus

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Coxsackie B virus

A mild virus belonging to a group of viruses (coxsackievirus) that may produce a variety of illnesses, including myocarditis.
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Six serotypes of coxsackie B viruses (CBVs) (family Picornaviridae, genus Enterovirus) are recognized: CB1-6.
Methods: One hundred thirteen patients, 83 with type 2 diabetes and 30 control subjects, all undergoing hemodialysis at the same facility in San Antonio, Texas, were tested for antibodies against coxsackie B viruses, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and parvovirus.
No other viruses tested in this study, either coxsackie B viruses or parvovirus, showed a significant association with type 2 diabetes.
Key Words: age, atherosclerosis, coxsackie B viruses, cytomegalovirus, hemodialysis, Mexican Americans, parvovirus, type 2 diabetes
Research has been done using animal models to study the effect of viruses on pancreatic cells, (14) and several human studies addressed the role of viruses, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and coxsackie B viruses (CBV) in type 1 diabetes.
Coxsackie B virus IgM in children at onset of type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus: evidence for IgM induction by a recent or current infection.
Course of Coxsackie B antibodies during juvenile diabetes.
Antibodies to coxsackie B viruses and HLA in Japanese with juvenile-onset type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus.
Neutralizing antibodies against coxsackie B viruses in patients with recent onset of type 1 diabetes.
It is believed the teenager was the victim of the Coxsackie B virus, which can trigger fatal heart problems without warning.
Belinda Linden, a cardiac nurse adviser at the British Heart Foundation, said some people with the Coxsackie B virus suffered flu-like symptoms and then recovered, while others suffered long-term damage to the heart.
Most EVs have been implicated in aseptic meningitis, most notably echovirus (E) 30, 9, 6, and 11 and coxsackie B virus (CBV) type 5 (2); other serotypes are less frequently associated with neurologic disease.