Human polyomaviruses in children undergoing transplantation, United States, 2008-2010

Erica A. Siebrasse, Irma Bauer, Lori R. Holtz, Binh minh Le, Sherry Lassa-Claxton, Charles Canter, Paul Hmiel, Shalini Shenoy, Stuart Sweet, Yumirle Turmelle, Ross Shepherd, David Wang

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Abstract

Immunocompromised patients are at risk for disease caused by infection by some polyomaviruses. To define the prevalence of polyomaviruses in children undergoing transplantation, we collected samples from a longitudinal cohort and tested for the 9 known human polyomaviruses. All were detected; several were present in previously unreported specimen types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1676-1679
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Siebrasse, E. A., Bauer, I., Holtz, L. R., Le, B. M., Lassa-Claxton, S., Canter, C., Hmiel, P., Shenoy, S., Sweet, S., Turmelle, Y., Shepherd, R., & Wang, D. (2012). Human polyomaviruses in children undergoing transplantation, United States, 2008-2010. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(10), 1676-1679. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1810.120359