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Human Parvovirus 4 as Potential Cause of Encephalitis in Children, India

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Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1484-1487
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011


To investigate whether uncharacterized infectious agents were associated with neurologic disease, we analyzed cerebrospinal fluid specimens from 12 children with acute central nervous system infection. A high-throughput pyrosequencing screen detected human parvovirus 4 DNA in cerebrospinal fluid of 2 children with encephalitis of unknown etiology.

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