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respiratory syncytial virus infections in oslo 1972--1978. i. virological and epidemiological studies.respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) infection was diagnosed in 464 children admitted to hospital with acute respiratory disease from autumn 1972 to spring 1978. the virological surveillance was approximately 70%. as a rule, rsv infections occurred in distinct outbreaks in late autumn and winter together with a marked increase in the number of children admitted to hospital with acute lower respiratory tract disease. the incidence in children less than 1 year of age was about 10/1000 children/year. ...19807211356
respiratory syncytial virus infections in oslo 1972--1978. ii. clinical and laboratory studies.patient records from 422 children admitted to hospital during 6 winter outbreaks of rsv infection were examined retrospectively. bronchiolitis (255 patients) and pneumonia (98 patients) were the most common diagnoses. otitis media (76 patients) occurred as a complication to these conditions. children at risk for contracting severe illness caused by rsv were infants below the age of one year, more often boys than girls. of the children older than two years, 32% had already been diagnosed as asthm ...19807211357
viral infections of the respiratory tract in hospitalized children. a study from oslo during a 90 months' period.a diagnosis of 979 respiratory viral infections was made in hospitalized children. respiratory syncytial virus greatly out-numbered the other viruses: it caused 58% of the total virus infections and occurred in winter epidemics. influenza a and b virus occurred during late winter and spring, rhinovirus had a seasonal distribution towards spring and autumn, whereas adenovirus types 1, 2 and 5 had no distinct seasonal distribution. whereas respiratory syncytial virus were mainly associated with br ...19836305106
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