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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 4

PCR results for RNA viruses in 15-year-old boy with X-linked agammaglobulinemia and astrovirus encephalitis*

Sample Coronavirus Enterovirus HMPV HPIV 1 to 4 HSV 1 or 2 Influenza virus† Rhinovirus RSV VZV WNV
Cerebrospinal fluid ND Neg Neg ND Neg ND ND ND Neg ND
Brain Neg Neg Neg Neg Neg Neg Neg Neg Neg Neg

*HMPV, human metapneumovirus; HPIV, human parainfluenza virus; HSV, herpes simplex virus; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus; VZV, varicella zoster virus; WNV, West Nile virus; ND, not done; neg, negative.
†Type A or B.

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