coxsackie viruses

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coxsackievirus also Coxsackie virus   (kk-sä'kē-vī'rəs, kŏk-sāk'ē-)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of several species of enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of acute infections primarily affecting infants and young children, including meningitis, infections of the heart muscle and pericardium, and pleurisy.
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