Archives of Virology

, Volume 154, Issue 12, pp 1923–1927

Detection of Human Bocavirus-2 in children with acute Gastroenteritis in South Korea

Authors

  • Tae-Hee Han
    • Department of Laboratory Medicine, Sanggyepaik HospitalInje University College of Medicine
  • Cheol-Hwan Kim
    • Department of Family MedicineSungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
  • Sang-Hun Park
    • Virus TeamSeoul Metropolitan Government Research Institute of Public Health and Environment
  • En-Jung Kim
    • Virus TeamSeoul Metropolitan Government Research Institute of Public Health and Environment
    • Department of Pediatrics, Sanggyepaik HospitalInje University College of Medicine
  • Eung-Soo Hwang
    • Department of Microbiology and ImmunologySeoul National University College of Medicine
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00705-009-0533-3

Cite this article as:
Han, T., Kim, C., Park, S. et al. Arch Virol (2009) 154: 1923. doi:10.1007/s00705-009-0533-3

Abstract

Human bocavirus (HBoV)-2, a new parvovirus, has been identified in stool samples and is suggested to be one of the etiologic agents of acute gastroenteritis (GE). The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of HBoV-2 in children with GE. Stool samples were collected from 358 children hospitalized with GE. HBoV-2 was detected in 3.6% of the patients. HBoV-2 was co-detected with other viral agents in 53.8% of the patients. These findings suggest that HBoV-2 may be an etiologic agent in GE, but further studies are needed due to frequent co-detection with other enteric viruses.

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