Detection of multiple viral agents in nasopharyngeal specimens yielding respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). An assessment of diagnostic strategy and clinical significance.


A retrospective study of 6 years (1981-1987) experience with clinical specimens of pediatric patients submitted for identification of respiratory viruses was undertaken to determine the prevalence of multiple viral isolates and to assess the impact of dual infections on severity of clinical disease. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), the most frequently… (More)


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