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Human Metapneumovirus Pneumonia in Adults: Results of a Prospective Study

Jennie Johnstone, Sumit R. Majumdar, Julie D. Fox and Thomas J. Marrie

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 4, pages 571-574
Published in print February 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/526776
Human Metapneumovirus Pneumonia in Adults: Results of a Prospective Study

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We prospectively collected clinical, laboratory, and radiographic data regarding community-acquired human metapneumovirus (hMPV) infection in consecutive adults hospitalized with pneumonia. hMPV infection was diagnosed using highly accurate reverse-transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis of nasopharyngeal samples. Eight (4%) of 193 patients had hMPV RNA present, all detected during influenza season. hMPV is an important cause of pneumonia in adults.

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

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