Acute life threatening event (ALTE) in an infant with human coronavirus HCoV-229E infection.
Children's Hospital Medical Centre, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. [email protected]
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Apr 01, 2007
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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