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Volume 12, Number 8—August 2006

Dispatch

Human Bocavirus in French Children

Vincent Foulongne*Comments to Author , Yann Olejnik*, Virginie Perez*, Stéphane Elaerts*, Michel Rodière*, and Michel Segondy*
Author affiliations: *Montpellier University Hospital, Montpellier, France

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Characteristics of 26 children infected with HBoV*

Characteristic Value
Demographic data
Age (mo), median (range) 13 (4–43)
No. boys/no. girls 17/9
Virologic data
HBoV viral load (log copies/ng DNA), median (range) 2.61 (1.26–4.26)
Viral coinfection,† no. (%) 9 (34.6)
Laboratory findings
CRP (mg/L), median (range), n = 22 13.5 (<5–166)
Leukocytes (×103/μL), median (range), n = 24 13.2 (7.7–32.0)
SaO2 (%), median (range), n = 17 93 (68-99)
Chest radiographic findings, no. (%), n = 18
Hyperinflation 14 (72.2)
Infiltrate 7 (38.8)
Atelectasis 2 (11.1)
Normal 3 (16.6)
Clinical findings, no. (%)
Temperature >38°C 13 (50.0)
Cough 13 (50.0)
Dyspnea, wheezing 14 (53.8)
Respiratory distress 14 (53.8)
Rhinorrhea, pharyngitis 8 (30.7)
Otitis 4 (15.4)
Final diagnosis, no. (%)
Bronchiolitis 12 (46.1)
Pneumonia 3 (11.5)
Asthma 7 (26.9)
Upper respiratory tract infection 4 (15.4)

*HBoV, human bocavirus; CRP, C-reactive protein; SaO2, arterial oxygen saturation.
†Respiratory syncytial virus (n = 5), human metapneumovirus (n = 2), and adenovirus (n = 2).

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