polyoma virus


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polyoma virus

[‚päl·ē′ō·mə ′vī·rəs]
(virology)
A small deoxyribonucleic acid virus normally causing inapparent infection in mice, but experimentally capable of producing parotid tumors and a wide variety of other tumors.
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Oncogenic effect of tissue-culture preparations of polyoma virus on fetal mice.
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27-30) BK virus, a polyoma virus shown to be present in the urothelium of a high percentage of immune-competent adults, is thought to be responsible for diseases in immunocompromised hosts.
WU polyoma virus in children with acute lower respiratory tract infections, South Korea.
Repeat cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) test results were negative for cryptoccocus antigen, and PCR results were negative for cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus (HSV), and JC polyoma virus.