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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-75

Human Bocavirus (HBoV) Infection: An associated Life Threatening Respiratory illness


1 Fellow in PICU, Division of Pediatric Critical care, St John's Medical college and Hospital, Banglore, India
2 Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Critical care, St John's Medical college and Hospital, Banglore, India
3 Associate Professor, Head, PICU,Division of Pediatric Critical care, St John's Medical college and Hospital, Banglore, India

Correspondence Address:
S Sumithra
Assistant Professor St.John's Medical College and Hospital, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.21304/2018.0502.00378

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Background: 10 month old infant presenting with fever, cough and coryza for 3 days progressed to acute respiratory failure. An initial clinical presentation of wheeze associated lower respiratory tract infection developed into an extremely severe course of disease characterized by acute respiratory failure requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. Bronchoalveolar Lavage fluid analysis revealed high titres of Bocavirus by PCR. Case characteristics : 10 month old infant presenting with fever, cough and coryza for 3 days progressed to acute respiratory failure. Outcome: Bronchoalveolar Lavage fluid analysis revealed high titres of Bocavirus by PCR. Message : Bocavirus infection should be suspected in case of rapidly progressing respiratory illness escalating to Type II respiratory failure


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