oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Prevalence and molecular epidemiology of human metapneumovirus in infants and young children with acute lower airway obstruction : ALLSA research award reports

Volume 21 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Acute wheezing and asthma exacerbations in children are commonly precipitated by viral infections. Viruses that have been associated with acute wheezing include respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus, influenza viruses, parainfluenza viruses and enteroviruses. Recently human metapneumovirus (hMPV), human coronavirus NL-63 (HCoV NL-63) and human bocavirus (HBoV) have been described, but their role as a trigger in acute wheezing has not been well studied.

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