Adenovirus common in pediatric hepatitis cases, but role still unclear

Although adenovirus was isolated from most children with unexplained acute hepatitis, its role in the illnesses remains unclear, according to the authors of two new studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine.Adenovirus infection has been implicated — but not proven — as the cause of a spate of pediatric hepatitis cases with an unknown cause in multiple countries, including the United States.As of July 13, there were 338 cases under investigation in 42 states and territories in the U.S. since Oct. 1, according to the CDC. WHO said it has received reports of 1,010Read More

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