Human bocavirus (HBoV) is a newly described member of the family parvovirus. We report an 18 -month-old male patient under observation with a diagnosis of Seckel syndrome and presenting to our emergency department with respiratory distress was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit. Oxygen saturation with non-rebreather mask was 93%. The patient was intubated due to respiratory insufficiency and respirated on a mechanical ventilator. HBoV was isolated in a nasopharyngeal specimen using PCR. Antimicrobial and antiviral theraoy was started. The patient's blood pressure fell, dopamine infusion was started. Hypotension persisted, and noradrenalin was added to treatment. Hypotension persisted, and the patient died on the 4th day of hospitalization.
The purpose of this case report is to emphasize the need to remember HBoV infections in cases of respiratory failure, particularly under the age of 5, and that although the condition is rare in the literature, intensive care may still be required.
Seckel Syndrome; Human Bocavirus; Child