Detection of human bocavirus in the cerebrospinal fluid of children with encephalitis

Marcelo Takahiro Mitui, S M Shahnawaz Bin Tabib, Takashi Matsumato, Wahida Khanam, Selim Ahmed, Daisuke Mori, Nasima Akhter, Kentaro Yamada, Luthful Kabir, Akira Nishizono, Maria Söderlund-Venermo, Kamruddin Ahmed

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Abstract

We report 4 children with encephalitis associated with human
bocavirus (HBoV) 1 or 2. All children were severely
underweight, and 2 died; 1 of them had a matching HBoV2
nucleotide sequence isolated from serum and bocavirus like
particles in the cerebrospinal fluid that were observed with
electron microscopy. No further pathogens were detected in
the cerebrospinal fluid of these patients.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume54
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)964-967
Number of pages4
ISSN1058-4838
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 3111 Biomedicine

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Mitui, M. T., Shahnawaz Bin Tabib, S. M., Matsumato, T., Khanam, W., Ahmed, S., Mori, D., ... Ahmed, K. (2012). Detection of human bocavirus in the cerebrospinal fluid of children with encephalitis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 54(7), 964-967. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir957