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Human metapneumovirus infection in an immunocompetent adult presenting as mononucleosis-like illness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18423876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 37-year-old man was presented with incidental findings of neutropenia, atypical lymphocytosis, thrombocytopenia and deranged liver parenchymal enzymes. Four days later, he developed fever, sore throat and cervical lymphadenopathy, compatible with mononucleosis-like illness (MLI). Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and viral culture of the nasopharyngeal swab showed human metapneumovirus (hMPV). There was a >/=4-fold rise in IgG against hMPV. This is the first case report illustrating the natural clinical course of hMPV-related MLI.
Iris W S Li; Kelvin K W To; Bone S F Tang; Kwok-Hung Chan; Chee-Kin Hui; Vincent C C Cheng; Kwok-Yung Yuen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-04-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1532-2742     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-02     Completed Date:  2008-06-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Infectious Mononucleosis* / physiopathology,  virology
Metapneumovirus / pathogenicity*
Paramyxoviridae Infections* / physiopathology,  virology

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