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Virologica Sinica, 32 (2) : 171, 2017
Human rhinovirus C infection is associated with asthma in children determined by xTAG respiratory viral panel FAST
1. Laboratory of Virology, Beijing Key Laboratory of Etiology of Viral Diseases in Children, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing 100020, China
2. Division of Respiratory Diseases, Affiliated Children's Hospital, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing 100020, China
 Correspondence: linqingz525@163.com
Cumulative evidence supports the role of early-life viral infections, especially respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human rhinovirus (HRV), as major antecedents of childhood asthma (Lemanske, 2002; Jackson et al.,2008). In this study, the xTAG respiratory viral panel FAST (RVP FAST) assay, a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based method (Arens et al., 2010; BaladaLlasat et al., 2011; Gharabaghi et al., 2011; Selvaraju, 2012), was used to investigate the association of infection with different HRV species, especially HRV-C, and the development of asthma in young children living in Beijing, China.
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Received: 24 Apr 2017  Accepted: 24 Apr 2017  Published online: 24 Apr 2017
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