Detection of human metapneumovirus from children with acute otitis media

Akira Suzuki, Oshi Watanabe, Michiko Okamoto, Hiroko Endo, Hisakazu Yano, Mitsuko Suetake, Hidekazu Nishimura

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Abstract

Nasal and middle ear specimens collected from children with acute otitis media were subjected to viral isolation and bacteria culture. All virus-negative specimens underwent reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction to detect human metapneumovirus. Three of 126 middle ear specimens were positive by this assay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-657
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Acute otitis media
  • Human metapneumovirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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