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Volume 19, Number 4—April 2013


Detection of Spliced mRNA from Human Bocavirus 1 in Clinical Samples from Children with Respiratory Tract Infections

Andreas ChristensenComments to Author , Henrik Døllner, Lars Høsøien Skanke, Sidsel Krokstad, Nina Moe, and Svein Arne Nordbø
Author affiliations: Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway (A. Christensen, H. Døllner, L.H. Skanke, S. Krokstad, N. Moe, S.A. Nordbø); Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (A. Christensen, H. Døllner, N. Moe, S.A. Nordbø)

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Table 1

HBoV1 mRNA PCR results in NPAs from children with and without RTIs, Norway, 2007–2010*

Sample source Total no. No. (%) HBoV1 mRNA+ No. (%) HBoV1 mRNA p value
Children with RTIs 133 33 (25) 100 (75) p<0.001
Controls (without RTIs) 28 0 28 (100)
Children with LRTIs 86 27 (31) 59 (69) p = 0.02
Children with URTIs 47 6 (13) 41 (87)

*HBoV1, human bocavirus 1; NPAs, nasopharyngeal aspirates; RTIs, respiratory tract infections; LRTIs, lower RTIs; URTIs, upper RTIs.

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