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Volume 18, Number 6—June 2012


Human Gyrovirus DNA in Human Blood, Italy

Fabrizio MaggiComments to Author , Lisa Macera, Daniele Focosi, Maria Linda Vatteroni, Ugo Boggi, Guido Antonelli, Marc Eloit, and Mauro Pistello
Author affiliations: Pisa University Hospital, Pisa, Italy (F. Maggi, L. Macera, D. Focosi, M.L. Vatteroni, U. Boggi, M. Pistello); “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy (G. Antonelli); Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (M. Eloit); Pathoquest, Paris (M. Eloit)

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Table 1

Prevalence of human gyrovirus DNA in 251 HIV-positive or transplant recipient patients and 50 blood donors, Italy

Group Material tested No. persons No. (%) HGyV positive
Healthy persons Plasma 50 0
HIV-positive patients Whole blood 151 1 (0.7)
Organ transplant recipients
Liver Plasma 50 0
Kidney Plasma 50 3 (6.0)
Total 301 4 (1.3)

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