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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009

Merkel Cell Polyomavirus DNA in Respiratory Specimens from Children and Adults

Seweryn BialasiewiczComments to Author , Stephen B. Lambert, David M. Whiley, Michael D. Nissen, and Theo P. Sloots
Author affiliations: Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (S. Bialasiewicz, S.B. Lambert, D.M. Whiley, M.D. Nissen, T.P. Sloots); University of Queensland Clinical Medical Virology Center, Brisbane (S. Bialasiewicz, S.B. Lambert, D.M. Whiley, M.D. Nissen, T.P. Sloots); Pathology Queensland; Brisbane (M.D. Nissen, T.P. Sloots)

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Table 1

Detection of MCPyV in nasopharyngeal aspirates in persons with respiratory signs and symptoms, Queensland, Australia, 2003*†

Sample Ct Codetections Patient characteristics
Age Sex Immune status Clinical history Signs and symptoms
MCV-B1 (LT3: FJ009185, VP1: FJ009188) 29.0 52.0 y M Suppressed Acute myeloid leukemia Flu-like
MCV-B2 (LT3: FJ009186, VP1: FJ009189) 33.0 6.6 y F Suppressed Heart transplant, T-cell lymphoma Coryza, fever,
sore throat, ear pain
MCV-B3 (LT3: FJ009187, VP1: FJ009190) 31.5 47.7 y M Suppressed Heart transplant
MCV-B4 36.9 8 mo, 8 d M Competent Bronchiolitis
MCV-B5 37.5 1 mo, 26 d M Competent Rhinorrhea, cough
MCV-B6 37.4 9 mo, 27 d F Competent
MCV-B7 38.9 Adenovirus, WUPyV 1.6 y F Competent Fever, convulsions

*MCPyV, Merkel cell polyomavirus; Ct, cycle threshold; WUPyV, WU polyomavirus.
†Clinical histories and symptoms were noted when available. Associated GenBank accession numbers are shown in parentheses.

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