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Metapneumovirus

Paul G. Auwaerter, M.D.
Metapneumovirus is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Human metapneumovirus (hMPV): negative-sense, single strand RNA virus, member of Paramyxoviridae described in 2001--closely related to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
    • Taxonomy: order Mononegavirales, family Paramyxoviridae, genus Metapneumovirus (first human member), subfamily Pneumovirinae.
  • Genetically similar to avian pneumoviruses types C, B and A.
  • Human pathophysiology: replication within respiratory epithelium, hyaline membrane.

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Last updated: June 1, 2016

Citation

Auwaerter, Paul G. "Metapneumovirus." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540614/all/Metapneumovirus.
Auwaerter PG. Metapneumovirus. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540614/all/Metapneumovirus. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G. (2016). Metapneumovirus. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540614/all/Metapneumovirus
Auwaerter PG. Metapneumovirus [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540614/all/Metapneumovirus.
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