Diagnostic methods for and clinical pictures of polyomavirus primary infections in children, Finland

Tingting Chen, Laura Tanner, Ville Simell, Lea Hedman, Marjaana Mäkinen, Mohammadreza Sadeghi, Riitta Veijola, Heikki Hyöty, Jorma Ilonen, Mikael Knip, Jorma Toppari, Olli Simell, Maria Söderlund-Venermo, Klaus Hedman

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We used comprehensive serodiagnostic methods (IgM, IgG, and IgG avidity) and PCR to study Merkel cell polyomavirus and trichodysplasia spinulosaassociated polyomavirus infections in children observed from infancy to adolescence. Comparing seroconversion intervals with previous and subsequent intervals, we found that primary infections with these 2 viruses were asymptomatic in childhood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-692
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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