Table 3. Clinical characteristics of 14 patients hospitalized for LRTI and positive for HBoV DNA by PCR
Age Sex Comorbidity Hypoxia Tachypnea Fever >38.5°C Pathological chest x-ray Days hospitalized
8 mo M Asthma NA + + ND 1
11 mo M Asthma + + + 3
17 mo F No + + + 3
4 yr M No + NA + + 2
12 mo M No + ND 2
15 mo M Asthma + + ND 1
2 yr M Asthma + + + ND 2
14 mo F No + + 3
12 mo M CLD + + ND 4
5 mo M No + + + 4
2 yr F Asthma + + + ND 2
3 yr M Asthma + + + + 3
13 mo F Asthma ND 2
6 mo M CLD + + + 8
  • Hypoxia was defined as oxygen saturation by pulse oxymetry consistently <90% without oxygen treatment. Tachypnea was defined as respiratory rate >60 per min for children 0-12 months (mo) old and >50 per min for children >12 months old. Pathological chest x-ray findings were bilateral interstitial infiltrates in all cases. CLD, cronic lung disease; NA, data not available; ND, not done; M, male; F, female.