Detection of enterovirus 68 in serum from pediatric patients with pneumonia and their clinical outcomes

Tadatsugu Imamura, Akira Suzuki, Socorro Lupisan, Taro Kamigaki, Michiko Okamoto, Chandra Nath Roy, Remigio Olveda, Hitoshi Oshitani

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Abstract

Enterovirus 68 (EV68) infection occasionally manifests with fatal outcomes. However, detection of EV68 in serum and its clinical outcomes are yet to be determined. In this study, we retrospectively tested stored serum samples collected from pediatric pneumonia patients whose nasopharyngeal specimens were positive for EV68. Of total 28 nasopharyngeal sample-positive patients, EV68 was detected in serum samples among 12 (43%) patients aged between 1 and 4 years. Our results suggest that EV68 can cause viremia by which the virus may exhibit systemic manifestations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalInfluenza and other Respiratory Viruses
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Enterovirus 68
  • Pediatric pneumonia
  • Viremia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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