Characteristic systemic cytokine responses in children with human bocavirus-positive lower respiratory tract infection



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  1. Errata: Corrigendum Volume 59, Issue 10, 641, Article first published online: 16 October 2015


To investigate systemic cytokine responses in human bocavirus (HBoV)-associated lower respiratory tract infection, serum cytokine profiles were analyzed in HBoV positive-children (n = 14) using multiplex immunoassay. Concentrations of TNF-α, IL-2, IL-5 and IL-8 on admission were significantly different from those of respiratory syncytial virus-positive children (n = 28). This unique cytokine response might partly explain some characteristic clinical features of HBoV-associated respiratory infection.