To determine the morbidity, costs, and epidemiological features of lower respiratory tract infections (LRIs) due to human parainfluenza virus types 1 and 2 (HPIV-1 and HPIV-2), we evaluated 1,213 children<6 years of age who were seen for LRIs in the emergency room of the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and/or were admitted to the hospital for LRIs during the fall quarter of 1991.
The age, sex, race, and respiratory syndrome were recorded for each child ; 158 patients (13%) had respiratory samples cultured for viruses and were followed clinically for the duration of their illness.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Coût, Morbidité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Enfant, Economie santé, virus parainfluenza
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Costs, Morbidity, Epidemiology, Human, Child, Health economy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0013322
Code Inist : 002B05C02C. Création : 09/06/1995.