We conducted a prospective study to determine the clinical picture and impact of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) on hospitalization for acute bronchiolitis of pediatric patients less than 2 years of age belonging to two different ethnic groups in Southern Israel: Jews and Bedouins.
All patients younger than 2 years of age hospitalized for bronchiolitis during a typical RSV season were enrolled.
During the study period 120 patients with bronchiolitis were hospitalized, and 83 (69%) were RSV-positive.
Their age ranged from 20 days to 9 months.
Fifty-five percent of all patients with RSV bronchiolitis were <=3 months old and 92% were <=6 months old.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bronchiolite, Morbidité, Virus respiratoire syncytial, Pneumovirus, Paramyxoviridae, Virus, Virose, Infection, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Ethnie, Bronche pathologie, Bedouin, Nourrisson, Homme, Hospitalisation, Aigu, Israël, Asie, Juif, Symptomatologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bronchiolitis, Morbidity, Respiratory syncytial virus, Pneumovirus, Paramyxoviridae, Virus, Viral disease, Infection, Respiratory disease, Ethnic group, Infant, Human, Hospitalization, Acute, Israel, Asia, Jew, Symptomatology
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