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Prevalence of parvovirus B19 and human bocavirus DNA in the heart of patients with no evidence of dilated cardiomyopathy or myocarditis.

DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.12578
Kuethe, Friedhelm ; Lindner, Juha ; Matschke, Klaus ; Wenzel, Juergen J. ; Norja, Päivi ; Ploetze, Katrin ; Schaal, Sarah ; Kamvissi, Virginia ; Bornstein, Stefan R. ; Schwanebeck, Uta ; Modrow, Susanne
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 09 Feb 2010 07:06


Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although the DNA of parvovirus B19 (B19V) is frequently detected in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy or myocarditis, whether the parvovirus causes disease is questionable, since even in healthy individuals the virus persists in various tissues. The same question applies to human bocavirus (HBoV). We have determined the prevalence and quantity of B19V and HBoV DNA in heart tissue ...

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