Journal article

Encephalitis-Associated Human Metapneumovirus Pneumonia in Adult, Australia.

Anthony Fok, Cristina Mateevici, Belinda Lin, Ronil V Chandra, Victor HT Chong

Emerging Infectious Diseases | Published : 2015


Human metapneumovirus pneumonia, most commonly found in children, was diagnosed in an adult with encephalitis. This case suggests that testing for human metapneumovirus RNA in nasopharyngeal aspirate and cerebrospinal fluid samples should be considered in adults with encephalitis who have a preceding respiratory infection.

University of Melbourne Researchers