Human parechovirus in respiratory specimens from children in Kansas City, Missouri
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01680-12; PMCID: PMC3502961
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 of Clinical Microbiology
Sharp, J., Bell, J., Harrison, C. J., Nix, W. A., Oberste, M. S., Selvarangan, R. Human parechovirus in respiratory specimens from children in Kansas City, Missouri Journal of Clinical Microbiology 50, 4111-4113 (2012).