Nasal and middle ear specimens collected from children with acute otitis media were subjected to viral isolation and bacteria culture. All virus-negative specimens underwent reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction to detect human metapneumovirus. Three of 126 middle ear specimens were positive by this assay.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Jul|
- Acute otitis media
- Human metapneumovirus