Article in Japanese
Two cases of human bocavirus infection requiring mechanical ventilation
Kazuki ASAI1） , Masatoshi OSHIMA1） , Ei KITANO1） , Yasuo KITAGISHI1） , Kazunori MORI1） , Hiroki SOBAJIMA1） , Takayuki AZUKIZAWA1） , Toshie TAKAHASHI1） , Yasuyo SIMIZU1） , YuuKo ANZAI1） , Masahito YAMAMOTO1） , Seiro NARUMIYA1）
Human bocaviruses (HBoV) are pathogens that can induce upper respiratory tract inflammation. Similar to respiratory syncytial viruses such as adenoviruses and rhinoviruses, HBoV can also cause acute bronchitis. Although most HBoV infections are not serious, there have been some reports of severe HBoV infections in children with underlying illness. We report on two cases of HBoV infection which occurred in premature and very low birth weight infants with a history of chronic lung disease requiring home oxygen therapy and mechanical ventilation. HBoV should be considered as part of the differential diagnosis when treating severe viral infections in children with underlying illness.
1） Japanese Red Cross Society Nagahama Red Cross Hospital
|Key words||human bocavirus, severe respiratory tract infection, ventilator management|
|Received||June 20, 2022|
|Accepted||November 30, 2022|