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Open Forum Infectious Disease, 2020.7(8), ofaa292-0, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa292
Prolonged (6-Month) Shedding of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus RNA in the Sputum of a Lymphoma Patient
Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park; Su-Jin Choi; Chang Kyung Kang, Yongil Koh; Nam Joong Kim; Myoung-don Oh
During the 2015 Korea Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak, a lymphoma patient developed MERS pneumonia. His pneumonia improved by 45 days after illness onset, but the polymerase chain reaction tests remained (+) for 6 months. However, replication-competent virus was detected by 60 days after illness onset.
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa292
- ISBN or ISSN: 2328-8957
- 본 연구는 질병관리본부 연구개발과제연구비를 지원받아 수행되었습니다.
- This research was supported by a fund by Research of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.