Detection of human coronavirus-NL63 in children in Japan

Akira Suzuki, Michiko Okamoto, Akira Ohmi, Oshi Watanabe, Shigeaki Miyabayashi, Hidekazu Nishimura

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Human coronavirus NL63 recently found in the Netherlands has been detected in Japan with a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction technique in clinical specimens from pediatric patients with respiratory symptoms. Of 419 specimens that were negative for common respiratory viruses, 5 were positive for human coronavirus NL63, and these specimens were all collected in the first 3 months of 2003.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-646
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Human coronavirus-NL63
  • Human metapneumovirus
  • Japan
  • Respiratory illness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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