Chiara Minini

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This study was performed to investigate the role of Noroviruses (NV) in sporadic cases of acute diarrhoea among hospitalized children in Brescia Hospital. NV were the most frequently involved viruses (23.7%) and were more common in children >5 years (23/63) than in children <5 years (6/59). The majority of the NV-positive specimens belonged to genotype II(More)
BACKGROUND Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is an emerging virus associated with acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs) in young children. OBJECTIVES To evaluate virologic and clinical features of hMPV infection during 2 consecutive winter-spring seasons. METHODS Nasal washes were obtained from children younger than 5 years of age hospitalized for ARI.(More)
An immunocompetent man developed malaise, fever, progressive weight loss, eosinophilia, and transient pulmonary infiltrates that responded to steroid treatment but recurred after its discontinuation. Examinations of feces, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and pulmonary tissue obtained during a 50-day period of hospitalization yielded negative results. When a(More)
Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a recently described cause of respiratory infection. The purpose of this study was to to further the available information on the circulation of HMPV among young asymptomatic subjects. The epidemiology of HMPV was examined in a cohort of 73 university students during a winter season by using polymerase chain reaction. HPMV(More)
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