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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007

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Human Metapneumovirus in Children, Singapore

Liat Hui Loo*†, Boon Huan Tan‡, Ley Moy Ng*, Nancy W.S. Tee†, Raymond T.P. Lin§, and Richard J. Sugrue*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; †Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore; ‡DSO National Laboratories, Singapore; §National University Hospital, Singapore;

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Table 2

Characteristics of pediatric patients with human metapneumovirus (HMPV) infection

Patient no. Age Clinical diagnosis* Lineage of HMPV
14 2 y L A2
29 1 y O A2
50 6 mo U A2
51 1 y L A2
52 1 y U A2
70 11 mo U A2
84 6 mo U A2
101 1 y L A2
102 2 y L A2
135 1 y U B2
187 3 mo L A2
217 1 mo L B1
224 1 y U B2
232 1 y L A2
271 12 y L A2
272 4 y U B2
273 1 y U B2
277 5 y U B2
289 1 y L A2
384 2 y L A2
398 7 y L B2

*L, lower respiratory infections including bronchiolitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, wheezing or chest infection; U, upper respiratory infections including infantile pyrexia and pharyngitis; O, febrile fit.

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