Parecho diagnostiek in liquor

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zondag 29 maart 2009

Parecho diagnostiek in liquor

Vanaf maandag 30 maart is de parecho uit liquor ook operationeel (Taqman). Op voorspraak van onze virologe Caroline Swanink wordt bij een negatieve entero PCR bij kinderen tot 5 jaar automatisch parecho diagnostiek gedaan tenzij anders aangegeven. Uitslag entero PCR in principe op de dag van inzending. Parecho op de eerste daarop volgende werkdag.

Parechovirus is a viral genus in the family Picornaviridae. The genus is composed of two species: Human parechovirus and Ljungan virus.[1]

Six types of human parechovirus have been identified: human parechovirus 1 (formerly echovirus 22), human parechovirus 2 (formerly echovirus 23), and human parechoviruses 3, 4, 5 and 6, respectively.[2][3][4] Human parechoviruses cause mild, gastrointestinal or respiratory illness, but have been implicated in cases of myocarditis and encephalitis. Human parechoviruses are commonly spread and more than 95% of humans are infected by human parechoviruses early in life, within two to five years of age.[5][6]

The Ljungan virus was first isolated from bank voles (Myodes glareolus, formerly Clethrionomys glareolus).[7] Ljungan virus has been proposed as a zoonotic virus, associated with diabetes and intrauterine fetal death in human.[8][9] However, the data regarding these features is currently limited and needs to be confirmed.

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