Asymptomatic Primary Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Infection among Adults
Yanis L. Tolstov, Alycia Knauer, Jian Guo Chen, Thomas W. Kensler, Lawrence A. Kingsley1, Patrick S. Moore1, and Yuan Chang1
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Y.L. Tolstov, A. Knauer, T.W. Kensler, L.A. Kingsley, P.S. Moore, Y. Chang); Qidong Liver Cancer Institute, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China (J.G. Chen); Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (T.W. Kensler)
Figure 2. Age-dependent prevalence of Merkel cell polyomavirus antibodies among the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study participants, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A small but significant linear trend for Merkel cell polyomavirus positivity with age among adult gay and bisexual men plateaued in the 35–45-year-old age group. Whiskers represent 95% confidence intervals.
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