detection of respiratory syncytial virus in children in the 1993-94 winter season in izmir, turkey, by two diagnostic methods.respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) infection was searched for in 65 children between 2 months and 2 years of age hospitalized with the presumptive diagnosis of acute bronchiolitis, and in 35 children aged 6 months to 8 years with upper respiratory tract symptoms, by direct fluorescent antibody (dfa) test and cell culture. rsv infection was detected in 29.2% of the first and in 11.4% of the second group. the overall positivity rate was 23%. the sensitivity and the specificity of the commercially a ...19947833009
parainfluenza type 3 outbreaks in izmir children, turkey.the present study was aimed to investigate characteristics of lower respiratory tract infections caused by parainfluenza type 3 viruses. nasopharyngeal smears were taken from 178 patients with lower respiratory infections for the diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, influenza and parainfluenza viruses between december 2004 and april 2005. parainfluenza type 3 was isolated from the viral specimens of 96 (53.9%) patients and it was noticeable that the parainfluenza type 3 outbreak ...200717988501
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