Presence of the new human metapneumovirus in French children with bronchiolitis.

  title={Presence of the new human metapneumovirus in French children with bronchiolitis.},
  author={François Freymouth and Astrid Vabret and Loic Legrand and Nicolas Eterradossi and Françoise Lafay-Delaire and Jacques Brouard and Bernard Guillois},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={22 1},
We developed a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect human metapneumovirus (hMPV) in French children hospitalized for acute respiratory tract disease during the winter of 2001 to 2002. This assay showed that 19 (6.6%) of 337 respiratory specimens that were negative for other respiratory viruses were positive for hMPV. Seven hMPV infections were also detected in the previous winter. The patients had the following clinical syndromes: bronchiolitis, 16; acute exacerbation of asthma, 4… CONTINUE READING
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