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Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

Letter

Small Anellovirus Infections in Korean Children

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

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Prevalence of SAV viremia in the study population, Republic of Korea, January 2002–June 2006*

Group Sex (M/F) Age range (mean age) No. tested No. positive (%) p value
Control 48/33 1 mo–15 y
(47 mo) 81 28 (34.5)
Hepatitis 44/37 1 mo–15 y (58 mo) 81 29 (35.8) 1
      HBV 8/12 1–15 y 20 10 (50) 0.30
      HCV 11/0 3–10 y 11 5 (45.4) 0.71
      Others 10/9 0–13 y 19 7 (36.8) 0.93
      Unknown 15/16 0–13 y 31 7 (22.5) 0.3
ARD 22/18 0–5 y
(18 mo) 40 27 (67.5) 0.001†
Vasculitis 22/8 1–10 y
(46 mo) 30 10 (33.3) 0.91
KD 9/3 1–9 y 12 6 (50) 0.47
HSP 13/5 2–10 y 18 4 (22.2) 0.46
Total 136/96 1 mo–15 y 232 94 (40.5)

*SAV, small anellovirus; HBV, hepatitis B virus; HCV, hepatitis C virus; ARD, acute respiratory tract disease; KD, Kawasaki disease;
HSP, Henoch-Schonlein purpura.
†p<0.05, statistically significant.

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