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Volume 19, Number 9—September 2013


Novel Cyclovirus in Human Cerebrospinal Fluid, Malawi, 2010–2011

Saskia L. SmitsComments to Author , Ed E Zijlstra1, Jaap J. van Hellemond, Claudia M.E. Schapendonk, Rogier Bodewes, Anita C. Schürch, Bart L. Haagmans, and Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus
Author affiliations: ViroClinics BioSciences BV, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (S.L. Smits, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus); Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam (S.L. Smits, J.J. van Hellemond; C.M.E. Schapendonk, R. Bodewes, A.C. Schürch, B.L. Haagmans, A.D.M. E. Osterhaus); College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi (E.E. Zijlstra)

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Viruses detected in serum and CSF samples from patients with paraplegia in a study of novel human cyclovirus, Malawi, 2010–2011*

Patient no.
Next-generation sequence
VS5700001 Anelloviridae
VS5700002 Anelloviridae +
VS5700003 Anelloviridae
VS5700004 Anelloviridae, HBV
VS5700005 Anelloviridae
VS5700006 Anelloviridae HIV-1
VS5700007 Anelloviridae
VS5700008 Anelloviridae, HBV HIV-1, Anelloviridae
VS5700009 Anelloviridae, Cyclovirus + +
VS5700010 Anelloviridae Anelloviridae +
VS5700011 Anelloviridae
VS5700012 Anelloviridae
VS5700021 NA NA +
VS5700022 NA NA NA +
VS5700025 NA NA +
VS5700029 NA NA +
VS5700031 NA NA +
VS5700040 NA NA + NA
VS5700042 NA NA + NA
VS5700044 NA NA +

*CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; +, positive; HBV, hepatitis B virus; NA, not available. Blank cells indicate negative results.

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1Current affiliation: Rotterdam Centre for Tropical Medicine, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.