Epidemiological and virological features of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis due to new human adenovirus type 54 in Japan.


BACKGROUND/AIMS New human adenovirus (HAdV)-54 causes epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) and is virologically close to and has occasionally been detected as HAdV-8. Taking HAdV-54 into account, we re-determined HAdV type in EKC samples to determine its epidemiology in Japan, and examined the virological features of HAdV-54. METHODS HAdV type was re… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bjo.2009.178772