Human parechovirus in respiratory specimens from children in Kansas City, Missouri.

  title={Human parechovirus in respiratory specimens from children in Kansas City, Missouri.},
  author={Justin Sharp and J. Jeremiah Bell and Christopher J. Harrison and William Allan Nix and Max Oberste and Rangaraj Selvarangan},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={50 12},
We detected a 3% prevalence rate for human parechovirus (HPeV) in 720 respiratory specimens collected from 637 children seen in our hospital in 2009. Fifteen of 20 were HPeV-3 and two were HPeV-1. Only nonspecific, modest respiratory symptoms were evident in patients with detectable HPeV in respiratory specimens. Seven patients had concurrent respiratory and central nervous system (CNS) HPeV-3 infection, suggesting a possible respiratory route of acquisition. 
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