Merkel Cell Polyomavirus in Respiratory Tract Secretions
Published Date:Mar 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(3):489-491.
Aged, 80 And Over
Merkel Cell Polyomavirus
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Respiratory Tract Infections
Description:Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV), associated with Merkel cell carcinoma, was detected in 27 of 635 nasopharyngeal aspirate samples by real-time PCR. MCPyV was more commonly found in adults than in children. Presence in the upper respiratory tract may be a general property of human PyVs.
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