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Volume 9, Number 3—March 2003

Dispatch

Human Metapneumovirus in Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis

Julie Greensill*, Paul S. McNamara*, Winifred Dove*, Brian Flanagan*, Rosalind L. Smyth*, and C. Anthony Hart*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Table

Characteristics of infants with severe bronchiolitisa

Pt. no. Age (weeks) Weight (kg) Predisposing factors RSV hMPV Days of illness before BAL
1
3
3.5
None
NP-4
+
8
2b
48
6.6
Premature, BPD

+
6
3
18
7.5
None
NP-4
+
7
4
35
6.0
Cardiac, genetic

+
7
5
11
2.8
Premature
NP-4
+
6
6
21
5.5
Premature
NP-4
+
4
7
3
2.3
Premature


7
8
5
2.5
Premature
NP-4
+
3
9
18
5.1
Premature, cardiac
NP-2

6
10
11
5.7
None
NP-4
+
10
11
21
7.5
None
NP-2
+
9
12
9
2.0
Premature
NP-4

3
13b
16
4.4
Premature, cardiac
NP-2

3
14
7
2.6
Premature
NP-3
+
5
15
15
2.8
Premature
NP-4
+
5
16
4
4.0
None
NP-4
+
2
17
7
4.3
None
NP-4
+
5
18
12
3.2
Premature, cardiac
NP-4

6
19
12
5.4
None

+
13
20
5
3.2
None
NP-4
+
7
21
5
2.8
Premature
NP-2

5
22
9
4.7
Cardiac
NP-4

8
23b
22
5.7
Genetic
NP-4
+
4
24
7
3.4
Premature
+
+
11
25
19
4.8
Premature, BPD
NP-4

6
26
13
3.4
Premature
NP-4
+
6
27
8
2.5
Premature
NP-4
+
6
28
29
3.5
Premature, BPD

+
6
29
3
4.1
None
NP-4

5
30 5 4.1 None + 5

aAbbreviations used: Pt., patient; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus; hMPV, human metapneumovirus; BPD: bronchopulmonary dysplasia; BAL, bronchoalveolar lavage; NP, nucleoprotein genotype.
bDied.

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