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Japanese encephalitis virus was detected by deep sequencing for the first time in urine of a 16-year-old boy with encephalitis. Seroconversion and polymerase chain reaction analysis confirmed the metagenomics finding. Urine is useful for diagnosis of flaviviral encephalitis, whereas deep sequencing can be a panpathogen assay for the diagnosis of life-threatening infectious diseases.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/ofid/ofx046

Type

Journal article

Journal

Open Forum Infect Dis

Publication Date

2017

Volume

4

Keywords

Japanese encephalitis virus, Vietnam., deep sequencing