Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 146--149

Clinical description of human bocavirus viremia in children with LRTI, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia


Dalal K Bubshait1, Waleed Hamad Albuali1, Abdullah A Yousef1, Obeid Eltreifi Obeid2, Khaled R Alkharsah3, Manal Ismaeel Hassan2, Chittibabu Vatte3, Alhusain J Alzahrani4, Huda Bukhari5 
1 Department of Pediatrics, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Microbiology, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
3 Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Center for Research and Consultation Studies, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dalal K Bubshait
Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Khobar
Saudi Arabia
Manal Ismaeel Hassan
Department of Microbiology, University of Dammam, Dammam
Saudi Arabia

Human bocavirus (HBoV) is a major etiology of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in young children. We tested 149 patients admitted to King Fahd Hospital of the University with diagnosis of LRTI. Viremia caused by the different studied viruses was detected in 31.5% of the total cases by Real-time Polymerase chain reaction. We report five patients who were positive for HBoV in serum samples. Clinical presentation ranged from mild to severe disease as one of them required admission to intensive care unit. Wheezing was a striking feature in most of our patients, but fever was not a consistent finding.


How to cite this article:
Bubshait DK, Albuali WH, Yousef AA, Obeid OE, Alkharsah KR, Hassan MI, Vatte C, Alzahrani AJ, Bukhari H. Clinical description of human bocavirus viremia in children with LRTI, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.Ann Thorac Med 2015;10:146-149


How to cite this URL:
Bubshait DK, Albuali WH, Yousef AA, Obeid OE, Alkharsah KR, Hassan MI, Vatte C, Alzahrani AJ, Bukhari H. Clinical description of human bocavirus viremia in children with LRTI, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Oct 18 ];10:146-149
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