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Human coronavirus NL63 associated with lower respiratory tract symptoms in early life

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Roiha, Hanna
Frey, Urs
Published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2005, vol. 24, no. 11, p. 1015-1017
Abstract Coronavirus NL63 has been identified as a new member of the coronavirus genus, but its role as a cause of respiratory disease needs to be established. We studied the first episode of lower respiratory tract symptoms in a cohort of healthy neonates. NL63 was identified in 6 (7%) of 82 cases and was as frequent as other coronaviruses (9%). NL63 was recovered at the onset of symptoms and was cleared within 3 weeks in half of the cases. Our data suggests that coronavirus NL63 causes lower respiratory tract symptoms and is acquired in early life.
Keywords Coronavirus/ classification/ isolation & purificationCoronavirus Infections/diagnosis/ epidemiologyHumansInfantInfant, NewbornProspective StudiesRespiratory Tract Infections/diagnosis/ epidemiologySeasonsSwitzerland/epidemiology
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PMID: 16282944
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KAISER, Laurent et al. Human coronavirus NL63 associated with lower respiratory tract symptoms in early life. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2005, vol. 24, n° 11, p. 1015-1017. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:7367

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