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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007

Dispatch

WU Polyomavirus in Children with Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, South Korea

Tae Hee Han*, Ju-Young Chung*Comments to Author , Ja Wook Koo*, Sang Woo Kim*, and Eung-Soo Hwang†
Author affiliations: *Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; †Seoul National College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea;

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Detection of viruses among 486 children with acute lower respiratory tract infection, Seoul, South Korea*

Virus No. positive (%)
Single virus infection 407 (83.7)
HRSV 101 (20.8)
RV 91 (18.7)
HBoV 51 (10.5)
PIV† 48 (9.9)
hMPV 34 (7.0)
WUPyV 34 (7.0)
AdV 22 (4.5)
HCoV‡ 15 (3.0)
Influenza virus 6 (1.2)
KIPyV 5 (1.0)
Coinfection with polyomaviruses 
and other viruses 27 (5.5)
WUPyV + hRSV 6
WuPyV + RV 5
WUPyV + PIV 5
WUPyV + hMPV 2
KIPyV + PIV 2
KIPyV + hCoV-NL63 1
KIPyV + RV 1
WUPyV + RV + PIV 2
WUPyV + hBoV + PIV 1
WUPyV + hRSV + hBoV 1
WUPyV + hCoV-NL63 + PIV 1

*HRSV, human respiratory syncytial virus; RV, rhinovirus; hBoV, human bocavirus; PIV, parainfluenzavirus; hMPV, human metapneumovirus; WUPyV, WU polyomavirus; AdV, adenovirus; HCoV, human coronavirus; KIPyV, KI polyomavirus.
†PIV type 1 in 23 patients, PIV type 2 in 7, PIV type 3 in 10, and PIV type 4 in 8.
‡hCoV-NL63 in 3 patients, hCoV-OC43 in 1, and hCoV-229E in 1.

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