Anika Pröttel

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To the Editor: The human polyomaviruses JC and BK are known to cause persisting infections, which are usually asymptomatic in immunocompetent patients but may lead to severe disease in those who are immunosuppressed (1). Recently, 2 novel viruses of the family Polyomaviridae were detected in respiratory samples and named KI (2) and WU polyomavirus (WUPyV)(More)
BACKGROUND The human WU polyomavirus (WUPyV) has been recently described as a novel virus in respiratory tract samples. OBJECTIVE To investigate the viral load of WUPyV in nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPAs), stool, and serum samples of pediatric patients with acute respiratory tract diseases. STUDY DESIGN We established a real-time PCR for WUPyV DNA and(More)
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