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Human Polyomaviruses – JCV and BKV

  • Ian Carter
  • David M. Whiley
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Abstract

Detection of the human polyomaviruses JC and BK by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been used to diagnose the neurological disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, and to study viruria in immunocompromised and nonimmunosuppressed individuals. The universal nature of PCR technology now makes it possible for many laboratories to diagnose infections produced by these viruses.

Keywords

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Human Polyomavirus Haemorrhagic Cystitis Polymerase Chain Reaction Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SEALS Microbiology DivisionPrince of Wales HospitalRandwickAustralia
  2. 2.Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research CentreQueensland Children’s Medical Research Institute, Children’s Health Service DistrictBrisbaneAustralia

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