Human parvovirus 4 as potential cause of encephalitis in children, India

Laura A. Benjamin, Penny Lewthwaite, Ravi Vasanthapuram, Guoyan Zhao, Colin Sharp, Peter Simmonds, David Wang, Tom Solomon

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Abstract

To investigate whether uncharacterized infectious agents were associated with neurologic disease, we analyzed cerebrospinal fluid specimens from 12 children with acute central nervous system infection. A highthroughput pyrosequencing screen detected human parvovirus 4 DNA in cerebrospinal fluid of 2 children with encephalitis of unknown etiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1484-1487
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

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