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JC Virus Detection in Bodily Fluids: Clues to Transmission

Joseph R. Berger, Craig S. Miller, Yunanan Mootoor, Sergei A. Avdiushko, Richard J. Kryscio and Hua Zhu

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 1, pages e9-e12
Published in print July 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/504947
JC Virus Detection in Bodily Fluids: Clues to Transmission

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JC virus in saliva, oropharyngeal fluid, blood, and urine samples obtained from 58 human immunodeficiency virus–infected persons and 58 matched controls was investigated by performing quantitative polymerase chain reaction. JC virus was rarely present in oropharyngeal fluid and blood samples, even in those obtained from immunosuppressed individuals, but it was commonly detected in urine samples from both groups, suggesting that urine contributes to transmission.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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