Fatal Human Bocavirus Infection in an 18-Month-Old Child with Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity

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Abstract

A fatal case of human bocavirus 1 pulmonary infection in an 18-month-old prematurely born child is described. Despite conventional and oscillatory ventilatory support, intractable hyperinflation developed with bilateral pneumothorax and acute cardiac failure 3 days after the onset of respiratory symptoms.

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