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Volume 13, Number 1—January 2007

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Human Bocavirus Infection, People’s Republic of China

Xiao-Wang Qu*1, Zhao-jun Duan*1, Zheng-Yu Qi*, Zhi-ping Xie*, Han-chun Gao*, Wen-Pei Liu*, Can-Ping Huang*, Fu-Wang Peng*, Li-Shu Zheng*, and Yun-de Hou*

Author affiliations: *Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People’s Republic of China;

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Table

Clinical data for children with human bocavirus DNA detected in nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) specimens*

Patient no.(sex) Age, mo Days in hospital Diagnosis Signs/symptoms Chest radiograph Copies/mL specimen (NPA)
1 (F) 12 5 P Fever, vomiting, diarrhea NR 1.2 × 1010
2 (M) 18 15 P Cough, rash BA-ILM 3.1 × 104
3 (M) 12 28 II Cough, hypodynamia RLZ-AS 5.1 × 109
4 (M) 8 3 B Fever, clonism NR 4.3 × 104
5 (M) 10 15 BP Cough BA-ILM 2.5 × 1010
6 (F) 2 2 BP Dyspnea, cyanosis RLZ-AS 4.7×104
7 (M) 4 11 BP Cough, diarrhea BA-ILM 1.6 × 105 (1.2 × 105)†
8 (M) 120 10 P Fever, cough BA-ILM 4.4 × 104
9 (M) 9 19 B Cough, wheeze NR 1.8 × 109
10 (M) 2 16 SP Cough, foaming, ALTE BAS 6.7 × 104 (4.4 × 104)†
11 (M) 24 7 P Cough, wheeze RUZ-AS 1.8 × 109
12 (M) 14 6 B Cough, wheeze, polypnea NR 4.2 × 104
13 (M) 36 14 B Fever, cough, wheeze NR 4.8 × 104
14 (F) 8 17 B Fever, cough, wheeze NR 5.5 × 104
15 (M) 6 8 BP Cough, polypnea, diarrhea BA-ILM 2.4 × 104
16 (F) 6 8 FOU Fever, cough, wheeze BA-ILM 7.3 × 104
17 (M) 6 5 BP Cough, diarrhea BAS 4.5 × 104
18 (M) 15 9 B Cough, wheeze, diarrhea NR 6.1 × 104
19 (M) 7 9 BP Cough, polypnea NR 3.8 × 105
20 (M) 2 15 BP Cough, polypnea BAS 7.6 × 104
21 (M) 9 6 P Fever, cough, diarrhea NR 8.3 × 104

*M, male; F, female; P, pneumonia; NR, none reported; BA, bilateral airspace; ILM, increased lung marking; II, intracranial infection; RLZ, right lower zone; B, bronchitis; BP, bronchopneumonia; SP, severe pneumonia; ALTE, apparent life-threatening event; RUZ, right upper zone; AS, airspace shadows; FOU, fever of unknown origin; BAS, bilateral airspace shadows.
†Parentheses show virus titer in serum sample.

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1These authors contributed equally to this work.

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