seasonal pattern in childhood viral lower respiratory tract infections in melbourne.respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza viruses are the major pathogens in acute lower respiratory infection in infants and younger children. they show distinct seasonal patterns. an annual epidemic of respiratory syncytial virus infection is seen in melbourne and this coincides with the coldest months of the year. parainfluenza virus type 1, the most frequent cause of laryngotracheobronchitis, occurs as an autumn epidemic every second year. parainfluenza virus types 2 and 3 are present mo ...19806244480
outcome of respiratory syncytial virus infection and a cost-benefit analysis of determine outcome and length of stay (los) for infants younger than 2 years of age admitted to hospital for respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) infection and to perform a cost-benefit analysis of prophylaxis with rsv gamma-globulin (respigam; csl laboratories, melbourne, victoria, australia) and monoclonal antibody (synagis; abbott australasia, kurnell, nsw, australia) in the australian context.200011036794
analysis of respiratory viral coinfection and cytomegalovirus coisolation in pediatric determine (1) the rates of single infection and coinfection with 7 respiratory viruses in pediatric inpatients undergoing respiratory viral cultures, (2) the rate of cytomegalovirus (cmv) coisolation in these patients and (3) the relationship between these and length of hospital stay.200515750453
respiratory syncytial virus infection and recurrent wheeze/asthma in children under five years: an epidemiological determine the rates of respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) infection in children under 5 years of age with recurrent wheeze or asthma and compare their clinical presentation, course and outcome with asthmatic children of the same age who did not have rsv.200717207052
community epidemiology of human metapneumovirus, human coronavirus nl63, and other respiratory viruses in healthy preschool-aged children using parent-collected specimens.the purpose of this work was to assess the impact of recently described human metapneumovirus and human coronavirus nl63 compared with other respiratory viruses by using sensitive molecular techniques in a cohort of healthy preschool-aged children. we also aimed to assess the use of parent collection to obtain an adequate respiratory specimen from acutely unwell children in the community.200717875651
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