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Related to Coxsackie viruses: Coxsackie B virus
Coxsackie virusesA large group of PICORNAVIRUS ENTEROVIRUSES of a type similar to the poliomyelitis virus. They cause HERPANGINA, BORNHOLM DISEASE (epidemic pleurodynia), MYOCARDITIS, PERICARDITIS and MENINGITIS. The group is named after Coxsackie, New York.
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