Detection of respiratory viral infections in neonates treated for suspicion of nosocomial bacterial sepsis: a feasibility study.

@article{Kidszun2014DetectionOR,
  title={Detection of respiratory viral infections in neonates treated for suspicion of nosocomial bacterial sepsis: a feasibility study.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Kidszun and Anne Hansmann and Julia Winter and Britta Gr{\"o}ndahl and Markus Knuf and Kerstin Weise and Eva Mildenberger},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={102-4}
}
There is a lack of knowledge concerning the frequency and significance of respiratory viral infections that occur in the neonatal intensive care unit. In the present study, all neonates with suspected nosocomial bacterial sepsis were screened for a panel of respiratory viruses. Respiratory viral infections were detected in 10% of these cases. This was comparable with the frequency of a blood-culture-proven sepsis.