Human Bocavirus and Acute Wheezing in Children

  title={Human Bocavirus and Acute Wheezing in Children},
  author={Tobias Allander and Tuomas Jartti and Shawon Gupta and Hubert G. M. Niesters and Pasi Lehtinen and Riikka {\"u}sterback and Tytti Vuorinen and Matti Waris and Annelie Bjerkner and Annika Tiveljung-Lindell and Bernadette G van den Hoogen and Timo Hyypiä and Olli Ruuskanen},
  journal={Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  pages={904 - 910}
  • T. Allander, T. Jartti, O. Ruuskanen
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Abstract Background. Human bocavirus is a newly discovered parvovirus. It has been detected primarily in children with acute lower respiratory tract infection, but its occurrence, clinical profile, and role as a causative agent of respiratory tract disease are not clear. Methods. We investigated the presence of human bocavirus by quantitative polymerase chain reaction of nasopharyngeal aspirate specimens and selected serum samples obtained from 259 children (median age, 1.6 years) who had been… 

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