Severe respiratory failure due to co-infection with human metapneumovirus and Streptococcus pneumoniae

Masafumi Seki, Hisao Yoshida, Kazuyoshi Gotoh, Nobuyuki Hamada, Daisuke Motooka, Shota Nakamura, Norihisa Yamamoto, Shigeto Hamaguchi, Yukihiro Akeda, Hiroshi Watanabe, Tetsuya Iida, Kazunori Tomono

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Abstract

A 64-year-old male patient was admitted with respiratory failure, although chest X-rays revealed only mild bronchiolitis. Streptococcus pneumonia e, which usually presents as massive lobular pneumonia, was isolated from sputum, however, pan-pathogen screening using a next-generation sequencer also detected human metapneumovirus genome fragments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine Case Reports
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Co-infection
  • Human metapneumovirus
  • Next-generation sequencer
  • Real-time PCR
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Seki, M., Yoshida, H., Gotoh, K., Hamada, N., Motooka, D., Nakamura, S., Yamamoto, N., Hamaguchi, S., Akeda, Y., Watanabe, H., Iida, T., & Tomono, K. (2014). Severe respiratory failure due to co-infection with human metapneumovirus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, 12, 13-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmcr.2013.12.007