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BACKGROUND infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a self-limited disease, but a few cases may have severe complications. This retrospective study was to explore the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of IM associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection (EBV-IM) in children. METHODS hospitalized patients with EBV-IM were enrolled during January 2005 to(More)
BACKGROUND This study was to assess certain epidemiological and clinical characteristics of astrovirus infection in children with diarrhea below 5 years old hospitalized at the Beijing Children's Hospital. METHODS From September 1999 to August 2001, a total of 288 children with diarrhea below 5 years old hospitalized at Beijing Children's Hospital were(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) specific antibodies detection and the diagnoses of infectious mononucleosis (IM) caused by EBV. METHODS Single serum samples were collected from 220 inpatients with the diagnosis of IM between January 2005 and December 2006 in Beijing Children's hospital. The samples were detected for(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate genotype of wild-type measles viruses circulated in Beijing in 2003. METHODS Throat swabs specimens were collected from patients seen during an outbreak of measles and from clinically suspected sporadic measles patients in 2003. Vero/SLAM cell lines recommended by WHO were used to isolate measles virus. Four hundreds and fifty(More)
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