Severe Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Caused by Human Bocavirus 1 in an Infant

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We report a case of human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1) bronchiolitis that led to life-threatening respiratory failure in a 9-month-old boy with no other pathogens detected. The virus-specific diagnosis was confirmed with the detection of HBoV1 DNA in respiratory samples and both DNA and IgM and IgG to HBoV1 in serum samples.

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