Detection of human coronavirus strain HKU1 in a 2 years old girl with asthma exacerbation caused by acute pharyngitis
1 Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, HUMS, Hamadan, Iran
2 Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
3 Department of Infectious Disease, Masih Daneshvari hospital, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, 69316 IUMS, Ilam, Iran
Virology Journal 2012, 9:142 doi:10.1186/1743-422X-9-142Published: 3 August 2012
Respiratory viral infections can trigger asthma attack which may lead to sever morbidity. In this report, using molecular methods, we show the chronological association between human coronavirus - HKU1 infection and asthma exacerbation in a two years and seven months old asthmatic girl who was not under treatment and was otherwise healthy.