Seroprevalence of Trichodysplasia Spinulosa–associated Polyomavirus

@inproceedings{Meijden2011SeroprevalenceOT,
  title={Seroprevalence of Trichodysplasia Spinulosa–associated Polyomavirus},
  author={E. van der Meijden and Siamaque Kazem and Manda M. Burgers and Ren{\'e} Janssens and Jan Nico Bouwes Bavinck and Hester de Melker and Mariet C Feltkamp},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2011}
}
We identified a new polyomavirus in skin lesions from a patient with trichodysplasia spinulosa (TS). Apart from TS being an extremely rare disease, little is known of its epidemiology. On the basis of knowledge regarding other polyomaviruses, we anticipated that infections with trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus (TSV) occur frequently and become symptomatic only in immunocompromised patients. To investigate this hypothesis, we developed and used a Luminex-based TSV viral protein… CONTINUE READING

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