Human bocavirus in stool: A true pathogen or an innocent bystander?

@article{Ong2016HumanBI,
  title={Human bocavirus in stool: A true pathogen or an innocent bystander?},
  author={David S. Y. Ong and Rob Schuurman and Esther Heikens},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2016},
  volume={74},
  pages={45-9}
}
Human bocavirus (HBoV) is a parvovirus that was discovered only a decade ago and currently includes four genotypes. HBoV-1 is predominantly found in the respiratory tract, whereas HBoV-2, HBoV-3, and HBoV-4 are mainly detected in stool. HBoV-1 is known to be associated with respiratory tract infections. In stool, the prevalence of HBoV (1-4) is similar between patients with gastro-intestinal symptoms and healthy controls in most studies. Furthermore, often other viruses are concurrently present… CONTINUE READING