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Volume 17, Number 9—September 2011

Letter

Bocavirus in Children with Respiratory Tract Infections

Li Guo, Richard Gonzalez, Zhengde Xie, Hongli Zhou, Chunyan Liu, Chao Wu, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà, Guy Vernet, Kunling Shen, Qi Jin, and Jianwei WangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: State Key Laboratory for Molecular Virology and Genetic Engineering, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (L. Guo, Q. Jin, J. Wang); Institute of Pathogen Biology, Beijing (L. Guo, R. Gonzalez, H. Zhou, C. Wu, Q. Jin, J. Wang); Fondation Mérieux, Lyon, France (R. Gonzalez, G. Paranhos-Baccalà, G. Vernet); Beijing Children’s Hospital, Beijing (Z. Xie, C. Liu, K. Shen)

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Distribution and clinical characteristics of HBoV species in 1,238 children with acute lower respiratory tract infections, Beijing, China, 2008–2010*

Parameters HBoV1 HBoV2 HBoV3
No. (%) positive
131 (10.6)
5 (0.4)
5 (0.4)
Age range, mo 1–132 1–113 1–108
No. (%) patients <5 y of age 124 (94.7) 4 (80) 4 (80)
Age mean/median, mo
19/12
29.2/7.2
30.4/12
M/F
72/59
3/2
4/1
Clinical manifestations, no. (%)
Fever 78 (59.5) 3 (60) 3 (60)
Cough 131 (100) 5 (100) 5 (100)
Sputum production 115 (87.8) 4 (80) 3 (60)
Wheezing 65 (49.6) 3 (60) 4 (80)
Runny nose 46 (35.1) 2 (40) 1 (20)
Diarrhea 9 (6.9) 0 (0) 1 (20)
Mean ± SD leukocyte count, ×109/L
9.4 ± 5.3
7.56 ± 1.4
13.45 ± 6.1
Co-detection in samples, no. (%)
Rhinovirus 58 (44.3) 1 (20) 2 (40)
Respiratory syncytial virus 42 (32.1) 2 (40) 2 (40)
Parainfluenza virus 24 (18.3) 0 (0) 1 (20)
Influenza virus 11 (8.4) 1 (20) 2 (40)
Conorovirus 15 (11.5) 0 0
Adenovirus 14 (10.7) 0 1 (20)
Human metapneumovirus 16 (12.2) 0 0
Enterovirus 2 (1.5) 1 (20) 0

*Detection rate for HBoV species, χ2 = 234.1, p <0.01. No HBoV4 was found. HBoV, human bocavirus.

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