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Polyomaviruses KI and WU in Immunocompromised Patients with Respiratory Disease

By Thomas Mourez, Anne Bergeron, Patricia Ribaud, Catherine Scieux, Régis Peffault de Latour, Abdellatif Tazi, Gérard Socié, François Simon and Jérôme LeGoff


Polyomaviruses KI (KIPyV) and WU (WUPyV) were recently identified, mainly in respiratory specimens from children. Among 200 patients with respiratory disorders admitted to Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, France, KIPyV was detected in 8% and WUPyV in 1%. KIPyV was significantly more frequent among human stem cell transplant patients (17.8% vs. 5.1%; p = 0.01)

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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