Title

Human parechovirus in respiratory specimens from children in Kansas City, Missouri

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2012

Identifier

DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01680-12; PMCID: PMC3502961

Abstract

We detected a 3% prevalence rate for human parechovirus (HPeV) in 720 respiratory specimens collected from 637 children seen in our hospital in 2009. Fifteen of 20 were HPeV-3 and two were HPeV-1. Only nonspecific, modest respiratory symptoms were evident in patients with detectable HPeV in respiratory specimens. Seven patients had concurrent respiratory and central nervous system (CNS) HPeV-3 infection, suggesting a possible respiratory route of acquisition. Copyright © 2012, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

Journal Title

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Volume

50

Issue

12

First Page

4111

Last Page

4113

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