Disease Information for Human Metapneumovirus infection

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acute Cough in Children
Bronchospasm signs
Cough
Cough, productive
Sputum production
Hoarseness
Runny nose/rhinorrhea
Sore throat/Pharyngitis
Constitutional symptoms
Fever
Fever in kids
High body temperature
Demographics & Risk Factors
Travel, Geographic & Climate Related Factors
Residence/travel/Europe
Residence/travel/Netherlands
Population Group
Infant
Population/Pediatrics population
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Event/Wintertime
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Infant
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Reverse Transcriptase PCR Test
Microlab/PCR identification
Microlab/Serol/Specific immunofluorescent test
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Perihilar linear densities/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Pneumonia, mycoplasma
Pneumonia, viral
Associated Disease & Complications
Bronchiolitis
Human Metapneumovirus infection
Lower respiratory infection
Pneumonia of newborn
Pneumonia, viral
Upper respiratory infection/cold/URI
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Paramyxovirus (ex)
Class
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Negative strand/RNA virus characteristic
Synonyms
Synonym
Metapneumovirus infection, Synonym/HMPV, Synonym/Non-RSV bronchiolitis
Definition

Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a respiratory viral pathogen that causes a spectrum of illnesses, ranging from asymptomatic infection to severe bronchiolitis; In 2001, van den Hoogen et al described the identification of this new human viral pathogen from respiratory samples submitted for viral culture during the winter season; Half of the initial 28 hMPV isolates were cultured from patients younger than 1 year, and 96% were isolated from children younger than 6 years; Seroprevalence studies revealed that 25% of all children aged 6-12 mo

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