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BACKGROUND Although human parainfluenza virus (HPIV) has been determined as an important viral cause of acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in infants and young children, data on long-term investigation are still lacking to disclose the infection pattern of HPIV in China. METHODS Nasopharyngeal aspirates were collected from 25,773 hospitalized pediatric(More)
Cumulative evidence supports the role of early-life viral infections, especially respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human rhinovirus (HRV), as major antecedents of childhood asthma (Lemanske, 2002; Jackson et al., 2008). In this study, the xTAG respiratory viral panel FAST (RVP FAST) assay, a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based method (Arens(More)
BACKGROUND Human rhinoviruses (HRVs) are divided into three genetic species: HRV-A, HRV-B, and HRV-C. The association of different HRV species with asthma in children in China has not yet been evaluated. This preliminary study aimed to assess the associations between different HRV species, particularly HRV-C, and asthma in young children in China. METHODS(More)
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