JC virus detection in bodily fluids: clues to transmission.

Joseph R. Berger, Craig S. Miller, Yunanan Mootoor, Sergei A. Avdiushko, Richard J. Kryscio, Hua Zhu

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JC virus in saliva, oropharyngeal fluid, blood, and urine samples obtained from 58 human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons and 58 matched controls was investigated by performing quantitative polymerase chain reaction. JC virus was rarely present in oropharyngeal fluid and blood samples, even in those obtained from immunosuppressed individuals, but it was commonly detected in urine samples from both groups, suggesting that urine contributes to transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e9-12
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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