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Co-detection of bocavirus and bacteria in a respiratory specimen from a pregnant woman using multiplex real time PCR; a pathogenic role, or a bystander?

Authors
  • Agin, Khosrow1
  • Rezaee, Iman2
  • Heydarifard, Zahra2
  • Jazayeri, Seyed-Mohammad2
  • 1 Department of Pulmonary and Heart Ward, Loqman Hakim Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • 2 Clinical Virology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Type
Published Article
Journal
Iranian Journal of Microbiology
Publisher
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2020
Volume
12
Issue
1
Pages
70–72
Identifiers
PMID: 32322382
PMCID: PMC7163035
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

A pregnant woman presented by cough and dyspenia. Employing a respiratory multiplex real-time PCR, Human bocavirus (HBoV), Haemophilus influenza and Staphylococcus aureus were positive at cycle thresholds (CTs) of 21, 35 and 33.5, respectively. The patient was diagnosed for bacterial respiratory infection superimposed by bocavirus due to a relative high CT value. Patient’s condition improved using bronchodilators and corticosteroid without any further antibiotic treatment. HBoV is not exclusively a bystander pathogen in some patients.

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