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Lower respiratory tract infections are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. Several viruses can cause bronchiolitis. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza viruses (PIV), influenza type A, adenovirus and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) are some of the common viruses found in hospital studies. This study aimed to study the molecular diagnosis of HPMV infections by using a real-time, reverse-transcriptase PCR assay and the evaluation of its prevalence among Egyptian infants clinically diagnosed with acute viral bronchiolitis. Also to detect other common respiratory viruses and determine the presence of coinfections of HPMV and other respiratory viruses, we tested the presence of common respiratory tract viruses by using immunofluorescence respiratory screen test in 50 Egyptian infants diagnosed with acute bronchitis and also screened the tested samples for the presence of HMPV by using real-time RT PCR. Our results revealed that 16% of the cases were positive for HMPV, 76% were positive for the other tested common respiratory tract viruses and 12% showed coinfection.