Use of PCR to demonstrate presence of adenovirus species B, C, or F as well as coinfection with two adenovirus species in children with flu-like symptoms.

Abstract

Adenovirus (AdV) respiratory infections have usually been associated with species B, C, and E. In this study, we detected 9.4% of AdVs by PCR in 500 nasal swabs from 319 children with influenza-like symptoms. AdV typing by PCR with specific probes showed species C, B, and F as well as coinfection with two species. Coinfection with two AdV species and the presence of species F in respiratory samples are novel findings that should be further investigated.

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@article{Echavarra2006UseOP, title={Use of PCR to demonstrate presence of adenovirus species B, C, or F as well as coinfection with two adenovirus species in children with flu-like symptoms.}, author={Marcela Echavarr{\'i}a and Daniela Maldonado and Gabriela R Elbert and Cristina M Videla and Ruth Rappaport and Guadalupe Carballal}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2006}, volume={44 2}, pages={625-7} }