ECHO-virus causes in the beginning mainly asymptomatic infections, where neutralizing antibodies are formed.

The virus reproduces itself in the intestinal tract and may get subsequently through the lymphatic system into the blood circulation and may lead to cyclic infections with viremia as well as to a spread to the target organs. ECHO-virus shows a wide spectrum of diseases and may attack the following organs: digestive tract, meninges, CNS, myocardium, pericardium, striated muscle, respiratory tract and skin. Most ECHO-viruses are associated with infections of the CNS, from which the aseptic meningitis should be mentioned.

Available Tests for Echovirus

IFA, ELISA, Immunoblot

Echovirus IgG-/IgA-antibodies
(1x Serum/SST tube)