Human metapneumovirus is a RNA virus, classified in the group of respiratory pathogens, as the second most frequent after respiratory syncytial virus. It usually affects children under 5 years old and produces variable manifestations in the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Likewise, it has been associated with the development of neurological complications, which increses the morbidity and mortality rates. We present the case of two patients with respiratory symptoms associated with alterations of the central nervous system due to hyperreflexia, irritability and seizures. In these two cases human metapneumovirus was isolated by FilmArray™.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health