Infections with human coronaviruses NL63 and OC43 among hospitalised and outpatient individuals in São Paulo, Brazil

Infections with human coronaviruses NL63 and OC43 among hospitalised and outpatient individuals in São Paulo, Brazil

Autor Cabeça, Tatiane Karen Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Carraro, Emerson Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Watanabe, Aripuanã Sakurada Aranha Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Granato, Celso Francisco Hernandes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bellei, Nancy Cristina Junqueira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo The incidence and clinical features of human coronaviruses (HCoVs) among Brazilian patients with respiratory illness are not well known. We investigated the prevalence of HCoVs among Brazilian outpatients and hospitalised patients with respiratory illnesses during 2009 and 2010. To identify the HCoVs, pancoronavirus and species-specific reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction assays were performed. Five of 394 samples were positive for HCoVs (1.2%): 1/182 (0.5%) outpatients and 4/212 (1.8%) hospitalised patients. The OC43 and NL63 HCoVs were identified. Two patients were admitted to the intensive care unit. Underlying chronic disease was reported in cases and one diabetic adult died. HCoVs can cause lower respiratory infections and hospitalisation. Patients with pre-existing conditions and respiratory infections should be evaluated for HCoV infections.
Palavra-chave human coronavirus OC43
human coronavirus NL63
respiratory tract infections
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2012-08-01
Publicado em Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, v. 107, n. 5, p. 693-694, 2012.
ISSN 0074-0276 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Extensão 693-694
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762012000500020
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000306973400020
SciELO S0074-02762012000500020 (estatísticas na SciELO)
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/7213

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