Human metapneumovirus infections cause similar symptoms and clinical severity as respiratory syncytial virus infections

@article{Wilkesmann2006HumanMI,
  title={Human metapneumovirus infections cause similar symptoms and clinical severity as respiratory syncytial virus infections},
  author={Anja Wilkesmann and Oliver Schildgen and Anna Maria Eis-Huebinger and Tilman Geikowski and Thomas E. Glatzel and Michael J. Lentze and Udo Bode and Arne Simon},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={165},
  pages={467-475}
}
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a recently discovered pathogen in respiratory tract infection. The published literature suggests milder illness severity in hMPV compared with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. In two consecutive seasons, 637 nasopharyngeal aspirates from pediatric patients were tested by hMPV polymerase chain reaction, and risk factors and clinical and laboratory items were analyzed. The hMPV patients were compared with hMPV-negative but RSV-positive patients by… CONTINUE READING

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