volume 46, issue 6, P2002-2008 2008
DOI: 10.1128/jcm.01835-07
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Hiroaki Ishiko, Yasushi Shimada, Tsunetada Konno, Akio Hayashi, Takeshi Ohguchi, Yoshitsugu Tagawa, Koki Aoki, Shigeaki Ohno, Shudo Yamazaki

Abstract: In 2000, we encountered cases of nosocomial infections with epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) at a university hospital in Kobe, in the western part of Japan. Two human adenovirus (HAdV) strains, Kobe-H and Kobe-S, were isolated from patients with nosocomial EKC infection. They were untypeable by existing neutralizing antisera; however, the isolate was neutralized with homologous antisera. We then encountered several cases of EKC due to nosocomial infections in eye clinics in different parts of Japan. A tota…

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