Encephalitis-Associated Human Metapneumovirus Pneumonia in Adult, Australia


Human metapneumovirus pneumonia, most commonly found in children, was diagnosed in an adult with encephalitis. This case suggests that testing for human metapneumovirus RNA in nasopharyngeal aspirate and cerebrospinal fluid samples should be considered in adults with encephalitis who have a preceding respiratory infection.

DOI: 10.3201/eid2111.150608

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@inproceedings{Fok2015EncephalitisAssociatedHM, title={Encephalitis-Associated Human Metapneumovirus Pneumonia in Adult, Australia}, author={Anthony Fok and Cristina Mateevici and Belinda Lin and Ronil V. Chandra and Victor H.T. Chong}, booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases}, year={2015} }