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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008

Parvoviruses in Blood Donors and Transplant Patients, Italy

Daniela Vallerini*1, Patrizia Barozzi*1, Chiara Quadrelli*, Raffaella Bosco*, Leonardo Potenza*, Giovanni Riva*, Gina Gregorini†, Silvio Sandrini†, Andrea Tironi†, Giuliano Montagnani*, Marisa De Palma*, Giuseppe Torelli*, Eric Delwart‡, and Mario Luppi*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico, Modena, Italy; †University of Brescia, Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy; ‡Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, California, USA;

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Analysis of 417 patients tested for parvoviruses 4/5 by PCR*

Group No. cases positive on serum samples/
no. tested (%)
No. cases positive on PBMCs/
no. tested
First-round PCR Nested PCR First-round PCR Nested PCR
Blood donors 0/100 1/100 (1) 0/100 0/100
Patients with suspected viral diseases 1/84 (1.2) 1/84 0/84 0/84
BM/PBSC transplant recipients 0/107 0/107 ND ND
Kidney transplant recipients (%) 2/126 (1.6) 2/126 ND ND

*PBMCs, peripheral blood mononuclear cells; BM, bone marrow; PBSC, peripheral blood stem cell; ND, not done.

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1These authors contributed equally to the study.

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