Etiology of acute infections in children in tropical Southern India.
Onference on the pathogenesis and prevention of pneumonia in children in developing regions. Bellagio (ITA), 1989-08-21.
Nasopharyngeal secretions and throat-swab specimens from 809 children <6 years old with acute respiratory infection were examined by culture and indirect immunofluorescence for the presence of virus or viral antigen.
Blood was cultured for the presence of bacteria in selected cases of lower respiratory infection (LRI); pleural fluid also was cultured in cases of empyema.
Viruses were detected in 163 (49%) of 331 children with LRI.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was the commonest agent isolated (106 children).
Other viruses isolated included parainfluenza viruses (36 children), adenoviruses (12), and influenza viruses (five).
Mots-clés Pascal : Asie, Homme, Infection, Appareil respiratoire, Aigu, Etiologie, Inde, Exploration microbiologique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Enfant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asia, Human, Infection, Respiratory system, Acute, Etiology, India, Microbiological investigation, Respiratory disease, Child
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