Infections with the human metapneumovirus (HMPV) may range from mild to severe. A number of factors may increase the likelihood that a patient may experience a severe infection.
Many clinical laboratories do not routinely test for HMPV, so the prevelance is often underestimated.
Risk factors for severe disease:
(1) extremes of age (infants or children; older adults > 65 years of age)
(2) immunocompromised status, including HIV disease and organ transplantation
(3) comorbid conditions (asthma, COPD, congenital heart disease, cancer)
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Purpose: To identify factors associated with severe disease in a patient infected with human metapneumovirus (HMPV).
Specialty: Infectious Diseases, Pedatrics
Objective: risk factors
ICD-10: B97.8, J12.3, J21.1,