The occurrence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection among young children hospitalized with lower respiratory tract illness, at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh, was examined during the autumn-winter season between September 1991 and February 1992.
Sixty-nine cases were diagnosed by immunofluorescent antibody staining of viral antigen in nasopharyngeal aspirates from 127 children, constituting 54 per cent of these patients.
Virus culture was attempted only in a few cases, yielding two isolates.
Most children were < 1 year of age (median 2 months).
Bronchiolitis and bronchopneumonia were the major diagnoses on admission.
Hospitalization was for an average of 5 days.
(range 1-36 days).
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Virus respiratoire syncytial, Pneumovirus, Paramyxoviridae, Virus, Bronchiolite, Pneumonie, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Etude statistique, Hospitalisation, Epidémiologie, Nourrisson, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Respiratory syncytial virus, Pneumovirus, Paramyxoviridae, Virus, Bronchiolitis, Pneumonia, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Statistical study, Hospitalization, Epidemiology, Infant, Human, Respiratory disease, Lung disease
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