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

Yun Kyung Kim, Hoan Jong Lee

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    Abstract

    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
    Volume24
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec

    Keywords

    • 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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