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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 219
Bocavirus viremia

1 TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

Date of Web Publication15-Jul-2015

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Pathoom Sukkaromdee
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.160848

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Dear editor, the recent report on 5 cases with bocavirus viremia is very interesting. [1] Bubshait et al. noted that "wheezing was a striking feature in most of our patients, but fever was not a consistent finding." [1] In fact, bocavirus infection is a new infection that can be seen around the world. Here, the authors would like to share the experience from Thailand. Hasan et al. noted that 12.8% of cases with acute lower respiratory tract viral infections in Thailand was due to bocavirus. [2] Wheezine is also the most common clinical presentation in Thai patients and can persist for more than 1 year in a quarter of the infected patients. [3],[4] Unlike the finding by Bubshait et al., fever is common among Thai patient. [5] Furthermore, nonrespiratory symptoms can also be seen. The common nonrespiratory symptoms are gastrointestinal problems. [5],[6] Those cases with nonrespiratory presentation can be easily forgotten and should be kept in mind of all practitioners.

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Bubshait DK, Albuali WH, Yousef AA, Obeid OE, Alkharsah KR, Hassan MI, et al. Clinical description of human bocavirus viremia in children with LRTI, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Ann Thorac Med 2015;10:146-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Hasan R, Rhodes J, Thamthitiwat S, Olsen SJ, Prapasiri P, Naorat S, et al. Incidence and etiology of acute lower respiratory tract infections in hospitalized children younger than 5 years in rural Thailand. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014;33: e45-52.  Back to cited text no. 2
Deerojanawong J, Satdhabudha A, Prapphal N, Sritippayawan S, Samransamruajkit R. Incidence of recurrent wheezing in under 5-year-old human bocavirus infection during one year follow-up. J Med Assoc Thai 2013;96:185-91.  Back to cited text no. 3
Chieochansin T, Samransamruajkit R, Chutinimitkul S, Payungporn S, Hiranras T, Theamboonlers A, et al. Human bocavirus (HBoV) in Thailand: clinical manifestations in a hospitalized pediatric patient and molecular virus characterization. J Infect 2008;56:137-42.  Back to cited text no. 4
Pham NT, Trinh QD, Chan-It W, Khamrin P, Nishimura S, Sugita K, et al. Human bocavirus infection in children with acute gastroenteritis in Japan and Thailand. J Med Virol 2011; 83:286-90.  Back to cited text no. 5
Chieochansin T, Thongmee C, Vimolket L, Theamboonlers A, Poovorawan Y. Human bocavirus infection in children with acute gastroenteritis and healthy controls. Jpn J Infect Dis 2008;61:479-81.  Back to cited text no. 6

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