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 Jan 1

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Metapneumovirus
Respiratory Tract Infections
Bronchiolitis
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Nose
Pneumonia
Retrospective Studies
Infection
Genes

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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Human metapneumovirus-associated lower respiratory tract infections in Korean infants and young children. / Kim, Yun Kyung; Lee, Hoan Jong.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 24, No. 12, 01.01.2005, p. 1111-1112.

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