Annals of Thoracic Medicine
: 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 219-

Bocavirus viremia

Pathoom Sukkaromdee1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

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Pathoom Sukkaromdee
TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok

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Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Bocavirus viremia.Ann Thorac Med 2015;10:219-219

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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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2Hasan 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.
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