Polyomaviruses KI and WU in Immunocompromised Patients with Respiratory Disease
Published Date:Jan 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(1):107-109.
Aged, 80 And Over
Respiratory Tract Infection
Respiratory Tract Infections
Stem Cell Transplantation
Description:Polyomaviruses KI (KIPyV) and WU (WUPyV) were recently identified, mainly in respiratory specimens from children. Among 200 patients with respiratory disorders admitted to Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, France, KIPyV was detected in 8% and WUPyV in 1%. KIPyV was significantly more frequent among human stem cell transplant patients (17.8% vs. 5.1%; p = 0.01).
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