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Volume 16, Number 7—July 2010

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Saffold Cardioviruses of 3 Lineages in Children with Respiratory Tract Infections, Beijing, China

Lili Ren, Richard Gonzalez, Zhengde Xie, Yan Xiao, Yongjun Li, Chunyan Liu, Lan Chen, Qingqing Yang, Guy Vernet, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà, Qi Jin, Kunling Shen, and Jianwei WangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: State Key Laboratory for Molecular Virology and Genetic Engineering, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (L. Ren, Q. Jin, J. Wang); Institute of Pathogen Biology, Beijing (L. Ren, R. Gonzalez, Y. Xiao, L. Chen, Q. Yang, Q. Jin, J. Wang); Fondation Mérieux, Lyon, France (R. Gonzalez, Y. Li, G. Vernet, G. Paranhos-Baccalà); Beijing Children’s Hospital, Beijing (Z. Xie, C. Liu, K. Shen)

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Characteristics of patients with Saffold cardiovirus, Beijing, China, 2007–2009*

Patient no. Age/sex Sampling date Diagnosis Clinical signs Other underlying diseases Co-infecting organisms SAFV lineage
BCH133 9 y/F 2007 Aug 7 Pneumonia Cough Tuberculosis,
hepatic dysfunction Mycoplasma pneumoniae 1
BCH350 5 mo/M 2007 Dec 7 Broncho-
pneumonia Cough, gasping Respiratory failure RSV 3
BCH895 2 y, 8 mo/M 2008 Oct 6 Pneumonia Fever, cough, spitting, gasping, chills No EV 1
BCH1031 4 y/M 2008 Nov 16 Peribronchitis Fever, cough, spitting, gasping, chills, sneezing No None 3
BCHU79 1 y, 6 mo/F 2009 Jun 5 URTI Fever, cough Unknown None 2
BCHU115 1 y, 10 mo/F 2009 Jun 6 URTI Fever, cough Unknown None 3
BCHU353 4 y, 6 mo/F 2009 Jun 17 URTI Fever, cough Unknown None 2

*SAFV, Saffold cardiovirus; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus; EV, enterovirus; URTI, upper respiratory tract infection.

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