Community- and hospital-acquired respiratory syncytial virus infections in Chile
Nasopharyngeal aspirates were obtained on admission from 614 patients younger than 2 years of age who were hospitalized in a ward for acute respiratory infections from June 1988 through October, 1989, in Santiago, Chile. Patients in two rooms were followed during the cold seasons by sampling aspirates every other day during the child’s entire hospital stay. Clinical features were recorded daily. Indirect monoclonal immunofluorescent assay and isolation in HEp-2 were used for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) diagnosis. The mean RSV detection rate was 39% at the time of admission, ranging from 8% in April, 1989, to 62% in July, 1988. During the cold months 43 of 288 (15%) nosocomial RSV cases were detected. Pneumonia and wheezing bronchitis were the principal diagnoses of both groups admitted, whether they were shedding Respiratory syncytial virus infections infantile acute respiratory infections respiratory syncytial virus epidemiology respiratory syncytial virus in Chile nosocomial re
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Quote ItemPediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Volumen 10, Issue 8, 2018, Pages 564-568
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