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Revista chilena de infectología

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PARMEZAN, Sheila N et al. Detection of parainfluenza virus in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients in a tertiary hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.5, pp.501-504. ISSN 0716-1018.

Parainfluenza virus infections (PIV) were evaluated in patients with mild and severe infections through real time PCR. One thousand and sixty-seven samples were collected from subjects as follows: 233 adult renal transplanted outpatients, 129 children with congenital heart disease, 381 with adult hematopoietic stem cell patients and 324 hospitalized patients suspected of influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 infection. PIV was detected in 74 (6.9%) samples. VPI-3 was the most frequent (60.8%) and a higher risk was observed for older adults (p = 0.018) and for those who were hematopoietic stem cell transplanted. Further studies are needed to understand the VPI role in patients' at risk for developing serious illness.

Keywords : Parainfluenza virus; real time TR-PCR; viral infection; immunocompromised patients.

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