Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus–related Gammaretrovirus in Respiratory Tract
Published Date:Jun 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(6):1000-1002.
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
HIV/AIDS And Other Retroviruses
Leukemia Virus, Murine
Respiratory Tract Infection
Respiratory Tract Infections
Sequence Analysis, RNA
Tumor Virus Infections
Description:Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related gammaretrovirus (XMRV) has been recently associated with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome. To identify nucleic acid sequences, we examined respiratory secretions by using PCR. XMRV-specific sequences were detected in 2%-3% of samples from 168 immunocompetent carriers and approximately 10% of samples from 161 immunocompromised patients.
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