Neumonía adquirida en la comunidad y encefalitis por metapneumovirus humano

Translated title of the contribution: Community-acquired pneumonia and human metapneumovirus encephalitis

Ricardo Hernández-Sarmiento, Martha I. Álvarez-Olmos, Cecilia Aguirre-Zambrano, Daniel De Zubiria, María I. Lozano-Jaramillo

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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™.

Translated title of the contributionCommunity-acquired pneumonia and human metapneumovirus encephalitis
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)65-69
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Mexicana de Pediatria
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 28 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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