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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182a09de7
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Detection of nH1N1 Influenza Virus in Nonrespiratory Sites Among Children

Wootton, Susan. H. MD*; Aguilera, Elizabeth A. MD*; Wanger, Audrey PhD; Jewell, Alan BS; Patel, Kirtida BS; Murphy, James R. PhD*; Piedra, Pedro A. MD‡§

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Abstract

Among 20 children admitted with laboratory-confirmed influenza, viral RNA was detected in respiratory secretion, stool and blood in 19, 5 and 1 children, respectively. Gastrointestinal symptoms were common but were not associated with viral RNA in stool. nH1N1 viremia was detected, for the first time, in an immunocompetent child.

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