TABLE 2.

Results of Microbiologic Studies

StudiesSpecimens TestedNumber Positive
Virus culture
 Throat/nasopharynx110
 Stool90
 CSF140
PCR
 Throat/nasopharynx
  Enterovirus60
  Mycoplasma20
  Epstein-Barr virus11
 Stool
  Enterovirus50
 CSF
  Enterovirus90
  Herpes simplex virus150
Antibody
 EBV VCA IgG115
 EBV VCA IgM101
M pneumoniae IgG52
M pneumoniae IgM10
 Influenza33
B henselae IgG11
B henselae IgM11
ELISA
 Rotavirus22
  • VCA indicates viral capsid antigen; ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.