respiratory syncytial virus-associated hospitalizations in pre-mature infants in lima, peru.we conducted a prospective cohort study in four hospitals in lima, peru in infants with a birth weight ≤ 1,500 g followed from birth hospital discharge up to 1 year of age to determine the incidence of respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) hospitalizations. we enrolled 222 infants from march of 2009 to march of 2010: 48 infants with a birth weight < 1,000 g and 174 infants with a birth weight of 1,000-1,500 g (birth weight = 1,197 ± 224 g; gestational age = 30.1 ± 2.6 weeks). there were 936 episodes ...201425294617
high prevalence of bordetella pertussis in children under 5 years old hospitalized with acute respiratory infections in lima, peru.pertussis diagnosis may go unrecognized when other pathogens, such as respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) circulate.201526626910
incidence of respiratory viruses in peruvian children with acute respiratory infections.acute respiratory infections are responsible for high morbi-mortality in peruvian children. however, the etiological agents are poorly identified. this study, conducted during the pandemic outbreak of h1n1 influenza in 2009, aims to determine the main etiological agents responsible for acute respiratory infections in children from lima, peru. nasopharyngeal swabs collected from 717 children with acute respiratory infections between january 2009 and december 2010 were analyzed by multiplex rt-pcr ...201525784285
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