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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010

Research

Astrovirus Encephalitis in Boy with X-linked Agammaglobulinemia

Phenix-Lan Quan, Thor A. Wagner, Thomas Briese, Troy R. Torgerson, Mady Hornig, Alla Tashmukhamedova, Cadhla Firth, Gustavo Palacios, Ada Baisre-De-Leon, Christopher D. Paddock, Stephen K. Hutchison, Michael Egholm, Sherif R. Zaki, James E. Goldman, Hans D. Ochs, and W. Ian LipkinComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Columbia University, New York, New York, USA (P.-L. Quan, T. Briese, M. Hornig, A. Tashmukhamedova, G. Palacios, A. Baisre-De-Leon, J.E. Goldman, W.I. Lipkin); University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA (T.A. Wagner, T.R. Torgerson, H.D. Ochs); Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle (T.A. Wagner, T.R. Torgerson, H.D. Ochs); Pennsylvania State University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (C. Firth); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C.D. Paddock, S.R. Zaki); and 454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, USA (S.K. Hutchison, M. Egholm)

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Table 2

Staining and culture results for 15-year-old boy with X-linked agammaglobulinemia and astrovirus encephalitis*

Sample AFB stain Gram stain Cryptococcal antigen Bacterial culture† Fungal culture Viral culture
Cerebrospinal fluid ND Neg Neg Neg ND ND
Brain biopsy Neg ND ND Neg Neg Neg

*AFB, acid-fast bacteria; ND, not done; neg, negative.
†Includes Mycobacteria spp.

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