Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2013 Sep;7(5):623-8. doi: 10.1111/irv.12061. Epub 2012 Dec 6.

Spread of different rhinovirus B genotypes in hospitalized children in Spain.

Author information

1
Influenza and Respiratory Virus Laboratory, National Center for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), 28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain. tcuevas@isciii.es

Abstract

Human Rhinovirus (HRV) classification is an evolving process. New genotypes have been described within HRV-A and HRV-C species, but only one has been accepted related to HRV-B. From 2003 to 2010, a total of 3987 nasopharyngeal aspirate samples were taken from pediatric patients admitted to the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Madrid (Spain). After viral analysis, 949 (23.8%) tested positive to HRV. A random selection of 397 (42%) positive samples showed that 39 (9.8%) were HRV-B. The sequencing of partial VP4/VP2 coding region revealed the spread of 13 of 25 defined HRV-B serotypes and three putative new genotypes. Such results remark the high diversity of HRV-B.

KEYWORDS:

Genotype; human rhinovirus; pediatric patients; respiratory infection

PMID:
23216743
DOI:
10.1111/irv.12061
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Support Center