Etsuko Hatagishi

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CONCLUSIONS Our results suggest that various respiratory viruses contribute to the pathogenesis of acute otitis media (AOM). OBJECTIVE AOM is one of the most common complications of viral upper respiratory tract infections in children. Recently, the importance of respiratory viruses has been stressed as causative agents of AOM. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common complications of viral respiratory tract infections in children, but the role of each virus is still to be elucidated. We analyzed AOM associated with infection by cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is known as one of the major causes of viral respiratory tract infection. METHODS Four hundred and(More)
Coughing plays an important role in influenza transmission; however, there is insufficient information regarding the viral load in cough because of the lack of convenient and reliable collection methods. We developed a portable airborne particle-collection system to measure the viral load; it is equipped with an air sampler to draw air and pass it through a(More)
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