Human Parechovirus Genotypes -10, -13 and -15 in Pakistani Children with Acute Dehydrating Gastroenteritis

@inproceedings{Alam2013HumanPG,
  title={Human Parechovirus Genotypes -10, -13 and -15 in Pakistani Children with Acute Dehydrating Gastroenteritis},
  author={Muhammad Masroor Alam and Adnan Khurshid and Shahzad Shaukat and Muhammad Suleman Rana and Salmaan Sharif and Mehar Angez and Nadia Nisar and Muhammad Ferjad Naeem and Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Human parechoviruses are known to cause asymptomatic to severe clinical illness predominantly respiratory and gastroenetric infections. Despite their global prevalence, epidemiological studies have not been performed in Pakistan. In this study, we retrospectively analyzed 110 fecal specimen and found 26 (24%) positive for viral RNA with HPeV-10 (n = 3, 23%), HPeV-13 (n = 4, 31%) and HPeV-15 (n = 6, 46%) genotypes. Clinical features of patients with different HPeV genotypes were compared. All… CONTINUE READING