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Any of a genus of DNA viruses that infect birds and mammals and induce tumors in certain rodents.


(ˌpɒl iˈoʊ məˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several small DNA-containing viruses of the family Papovaviridae, capable of producing a variety of tumors in mice, hamsters, rabbits, and rats.
[1955–60; poly- + -oma + virus]
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Polyomavirus infections after transplantation and immunosuppression could result from endogenous reactivation, but proof of this concept is lacking.
Trichodysplasia spinulosa is characterized by active polyomavirus infection.
Last, we do not believe that our study represents polyomavirus infections during childhood worldwide.
Most polyomavirus infections documented by urine cytology or serology are asymptomatic and are believed to be of minimal clinical significance.
WU and KI polyomavirus infections in pediatric hematology/oncology patients with acute respiratory tract illness.
Seroepidemiologic data for BKV, JCV, and MCPyV indicate that human polyomavirus infections are ubiquitous and generally occur without apparent disease.
BK virus (BKV) and John Cunningham virus (JCV), for example, are ubiquitous human polyomavirus infections.
Molecular biology and pathogenesis of human polyomavirus infections.