Amplification by consensus primers | No. of specimens that previously grew an adenovirus^{a} | No. of specimens that did not grow adenovirus^{b} | Total no. of specimens |
---|---|---|---|

Positive | 115 | 2^{c} | 117 |

Negative | 12^{d} | 51 | 63 |

Total | 127 | 53 | 180 |

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*a*Included specimens that grew Ad1 (*n*= 13), Ad2 (*n*= 19), Ad3 (*n*= 29), Ad4 (*n*= 8), Ad5 (*n*= 7), Ad6 (*n*= 4), Ad7 (*n*= 36), Ad11 (*n*= 3), and Ads of unusual types (*n*= 8).↵

*b*Included specimens that yielded no specific agents (*n*= 20), influenza type A (*n*= 2) and B (*n*= 1), respiratory syncytial virus group A or B (*n*= 8), parainfluenza virus types 1, 2 and 3 (*n*= 3),*Streptococcus pneumoniae*(*n*= 1), and*Mycoplasma pneumoniae*(*n*= 18).↵

*c*Included one specimen that yielded influenza virus type A and one specimen with no specific agents identified, and amplicons of consensus primers from these specimens were confirmed by sequencing analysis to belong to Ad subgroup C.↵

*d*Included specimens that grew Ad1 (*n*= 5), Ad2 (*n*= 1), Ad3 (*n*= 1), Ad5 (*n*= 3), Ad7 (*n*= 1), and Ads of unusual types (*n*= 1).