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Table 3 Distribution of specific enterovirus genotypes among enterovirus-positive cerebrospinal fluid samples of suspected aseptic meningitis cases from children of various age groups in Kuwait

From: Echoviruses are a major cause of aseptic meningitis in infants and young children in Kuwait

Age of subjects No. of enterovirus positive samples No. (%) of specific enterovirus genotypes identified
   CB4* CB5 E9 E11 E30 EV-71
< 2 years 75 1 (1) 11 (15) 29 (39) 14 (19) 6 (8) 14 (19)
2-4 years 14 2 (14) 2 (14) 1 (7) 5 (36) 3 (21) 1 (7)
4-12 years 3 0 (0) 1 (33) 0 (0) 2 (67) 0 (0) 0 (0)
All subjects 92 3 (3) 14 (15) 30 (33) 21 (23) 9 (10) 15 (16)
  1. *CB4: coxsackievirus type B4; CB5: coxsackievirus type B5; E9, echovirus type 9; E11: echovirus type 11; E30, echovirus type 30; EV-71: enterovirus 71