Characterization of JC human polyomavirus infection in a Portuguese population.

@article{Matos2010CharacterizationOJ,
  title={Characterization of JC human polyomavirus infection in a Portuguese population.},
  author={Ana Matos and V{\'i}tor Duque and S{\'i}lvia Beato and Jo{\~a}o Poiares da Silva and Eugene O Major and Ant{\'o}nio Meliço-Silvestre},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={
          494-504
        }
}
JC virus (JCV) is ubiquitous in the human population, infecting children asymptomatically. After primary infection, JCV persists in the host throughout life and is often excreted in the urine. Two hundred thirty-four urine samples and 78 serum samples, collected from 171 healthy individuals and 63 patients infected with HIV, were used to characterize JCV infection in a Portuguese population. Using PCR, JCV DNA was detected in 38% of the urine samples. A significant difference in the excretion… CONTINUE READING

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