Human metapneumovirus-associated lower respiratory tract infections in Korean infants and young children

Yun Kyung Kim, Hoan Jong Lee

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To define the role of human metapneumovirus (hMPV) in previously healthy Korean children, a retrospective study was done on 166 children with lower respiratory tract infections and on their stored nasal aspirates. The hMPV gene was detected by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. Twenty-six of 166 individuals tested positive for hMPV. The clinical diagnoses of hMPV infection were pneumonia in 15 children and bronchiolitis in 11 children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1112
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec



  • Bronchiolitis
  • Human metapneumovirus
  • Lower respiratory tract infection
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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