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 4. Two general patterns for Merkel cell polyomavirus (McV) immunoglobulin G levels after seroconversion among participants in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: a gradual increase over the 25-year period (A, patient 5) or a multiyear decline during 25-year follow up (B, patient 6). Horizontal line represents the 0.2 optical density threshold value for positivity.
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