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Emerg Infect Dis. 1998 Jan-Mar;4(1):85-7.

Hantavirus infection in children in Argentina.

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Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas, Pergamino, Argentina.

Abstract

Clinical hantavirus infection was diagnosed in five Argentine children ages 5 to 11 years by immunoglobulin M (IgM)- capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using Sin Nombre virus (SNV) antigens. Death in three of the children was associated with absence of detectable IgG to SNV antigens. An additional two cases in healthy children were studied: one, a breast-fed 15-month-old whose mother died of suspected hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) 8 months previously, had hantavirus IgG (> 1:6400); a second, whose mother survived HPS during month three of pregnancy, apparently had maternal antibodies no longer detectable 1 year after birth.

PMID:
9454562
PMCID:
PMC2627674
DOI:
10.3201/eid0401.980110
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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