Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008
Parvoviruses in Blood Donors and Transplant Patients, Italy
|Group||No. cases positive on serum samples/
no. tested (%)
||No. cases positive on PBMCs/
|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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