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Acute life threatening event (ALTE) in an infant with human coronavirus HCoV-229E infection.

Authors
  • Simon, Arne1
  • Völz, Sebastian
  • Höfling, Katja
  • Kehl, Alexandra
  • Tillman, Ramona
  • Müller, Andreas
  • Kupfer, Bernd
  • Eis-Hübinger, Anna-Maria
  • Lentze, Michael J
  • Bode, Udo
  • Schildgen, Oliver
  • 1 Children's Hospital Medical Centre, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. [email protected] , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric pulmonology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2007
Volume
42
Issue
4
Pages
393–396
Identifiers
PMID: 17352399
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this short report we discuss the temporal association between an acute life threatening event (ALTE) and a RT-PCR confirmed coronavirus HCoV-229E infection in a 4 months old otherwise healthy infant. More detailed microbiological investigations of affected children even without apparent signs of a respiratory tract infection may help to clarify the etiology in some patients and extend our understanding of the pathogenesis. PCR-based techniques should be utilized to increase the sensitivity of detection for old and new respiratory viral pathogens in comparable cases. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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