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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Human Parvovirus 4 as Potential Cause of Encephalitis in Children, India

Laura A. Benjamin, Penny Lewthwaite, Ravi Vasanthapuram, Guoyan Zhao, Colin P. Sharp, Peter Simmonds, David Wang, and Tom SolomonComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Liverpool Institute of Infection and Global Health, Liverpool, UK (L.A. Benjamin, P. Lewthwaite, T. Solomon); Walton Centre National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool (L.A. Benjamin, T. Solomon); Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary, India (R. Vasanthapuram); Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (G. Zhao, D. Wang); University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (C. Sharp, P. Simmonds)

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Table 1

Clinical and laboratory characteristics of children with CSF positive for human parvovirus 4, India*

ID, date of illness
Age, y
Clinical course
Protein, mg/dL
Glucose, mg/dL
2006 Jan
Prodomal illness for 12 days; febrile with frequent generalized convulsions during first week of admission; CSF examination on day 12 of illness
Discharged against medical advice on day 18 after admission
1.5 x 107 copies/mL


5.6 x 109 copies/mL
2005 Nov 3 Prodomal illness for 9 days; febrile, poor appetite, and a generalized convulsion on day 9; CSF examination on day 9 of illness Recovered on day 14 with no residual neurologic deficit +
3.2 x 105 copies/mL 8 15 60 NA NA NA

*CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; ID, patient identification code; WCC, leukocyte count; Ig, immunoglobulin; +, positive; −, negative; NA, not available.
†Leukocyte count differential 100% lymphocytes for each patient.

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