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Shedding of polyomavirus in the saliva of immunocompetent individuals.
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PMID:  23154878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the frequency of BKV, JCV, WUV, and KIV in the saliva of healthy individuals. Samples were analyzed for the presence of polyomaviruses (BKV, JCV, WUV, and KIV) DNA by real-time PCR. Of the 291 samples tested, 71 (24.3%) were positive for at least one of the screened polyomaviruses. Specifically, 12.7% (37/291) were positive for WUV, 7.2% (21/291) positive for BKV, 2.4% (7/291) positive for KIV, and 0.3% (1/291) positive for JCV. BKV and WUV co-infections were detected in 1.7% (5/291) of individuals. No other co-infection combinations were found. The mean number of DNA copies was high, particularly for WUV and BKV, indicating active replication of these viruses. Polyomavirus detection was higher among individuals 15-19 years of age (46.0%; 23/50) and ≥50 years of age (33.3%; 9/27). However, the detection rate in the first group was almost 1.7× greater than the latter. WUV infections were more frequent in individuals between the ages of 15 and 19 years and the incidence decreased with age. By contrast, BKV excretion peaked and persisted during the third decade of life and KIV infections were detected more commonly in subjects ≥50 years old. These findings reinforced the previous hypotheses that saliva may be a route for BKV transmission, and that the oral cavity could be a site of virus replication. These data also demonstrated that JCV, WUV, and KIV may be transmitted in a similar fashion. J. Med. Virol. 85:144-148, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Tatiana F Robaina; Gabriella S Mendes; Fabrício J Benati; Giselle A Pena; Raquel C Silva; Miguel A R Montes; Maria Elisa R Janini; Fernando P Câmara; Norma Santos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical virology     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1096-9071     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Virol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705876     Medline TA:  J Med Virol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Microbiology Institute, Federal University of Rio of Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
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