Detection of human bocavirus in the cerebrospinal fluid of children with encephalitis

Marcelo Takahiro Mitui, S. M. Shahnawaz Bin Tabib, Takashi Matsumoto, Wahida Khanam, Selim Ahmed, Daisuke Mori, Nasima Akhter, Kentaro Yamada, Luthful Kabir, Akira Nishizono, Maria Söderlund-Venermo, Kamruddin Ahmed

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Abstract

We report 4 children with encephalitis associated with human bocavirus (HBoV) 1 or 2. All children were severely underweight, and 2 died; 1 of them had a matching HBoV2 nucleotide sequence isolated from serum and bocavirus like particles in the cerebrospinal fluid that were observed with electron microscopy. No further pathogens were detected in the cerebrospinal fluid of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-967
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume54
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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