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Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Apr;20(4):689-92. doi: 10.3201/eid2004.131015.

Diagnostic methods for and clinical pictures of polyomavirus primary infections in children, Finland.

Abstract

We used comprehensive serodiagnostic methods (IgM, IgG, and IgG avidity) and PCR to study Merkel cell polyomavirus and trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus infections in children observed from infancy to adolescence. Comparing seroconversion intervals with previous and subsequent intervals, we found that primary infections with these 2 viruses were asymptomatic in childhood.

KEYWORDS:

Finland; Merkel cell polyomavirus; childhood; primary infection; serodiagnostics; trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus; viruses

PMID:
24655410
PMCID:
PMC3966366
DOI:
10.3201/eid2004.131015
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