Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006
Coronavirus HKU1 Infection in the United States
|Patient no. (sex)||Age (mo)||Specimen collection date||Length of hospitalization (d)||Diagnosis||Underlying illness||Signs/symptoms||Chest radiographic findings|
|1 (M)||4||Dec 18||1||New onset seizures||RAD||Rhinorrhea, cough||Not obtained|
|2 (M)||12||Dec 20||4||Pneumonia||Cystic fibrosis||Fever, rhinorrhea, cough, wheezing, rhonchi, retractions, rash||Infiltrates|
|3 (F)†‡||1||Dec 22, 31||9||Pneumonia||None||Fever, hypoxia, rhinorrhea, cough, wheezing, rhonchi, retractions, nasal flaring, apnea||Hyperinflation, infiltrates, peribronchial cuffing, atelectasis|
|4 (M)||2||Jan 5||NH||Fever||None||Fever, rhinorrhea||Not obtained|
|5 (F)†||20||Jan 14, 16||2||ALTE||None||Fever, rhinorrhea, cough||Infiltrates, atelectasis|
|6 (F)||3||Jan 16||NH||Bronchiolitis||Prematurity (34 weeks)||Rhinorrhea, cough, wheezing, rhonchi||Peribronchial cuffing|
|7 (M)||13||Jan 19||10||Hepatitis||Biliary atresia, liver transplantation||Rhinorrhea, rhonchi, abnormal LFT results||Not obtained|
|8 (F)||16||Jan 19||1||Fever||Sickle cell anemia||Fever, rhinorrhea||Not obtained|
|9 (F)||13||Feb 1||NH||Fever||None||Fever, rhinorrhea, cough||Not obtained|
*M, male; F, female; RAD, reactive airway disease; NH, not hospitalized; ALTE, apparent life-threatening event; LFT, liver function tests (aspartate aminotransferase 238 U/mL, alanine aminotransferase 373 U/mL, alkaline phosphatase 406 U/mL, bilirubin [total/direct] 0.15/0.05 mg/dL).
†Two respiratory specimens tested positive for human coronavirus HKU1.
‡Patient required mechanical ventilation and admission to the pediatric intensive care unit.
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