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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Apr;16(4):685-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1604.091278.

Merkel cell polyomavirus in cutaneous swabs.

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University of Montpellier I, Montpellier, France. v-foulongne@chu-montpellier.fr

Abstract

To assess the usefulness of using cutaneous swabs to detect Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) DNA, we analyzed swabs from persons with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), others with skin diseases, and healthy volunteers. MCPyV was detected in at least 1 sample from virtually all participants. Viral loads were higher in samples from patients with MCC.

PMID:
20350388
PMCID:
PMC3321950
DOI:
10.3201/eid1604.091278
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