Does respiratory syncytial virus subtype influences the severity of acute bronchiolitis in hospitalized infants?

@article{Papadopoulos2004DoesRS,
  title={Does respiratory syncytial virus subtype influences the severity of acute bronchiolitis in hospitalized infants?},
  author={Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos and Dimitrios Gourgiotis and Artem Javadyan and Apostolos Bossios and Konstantina Kallergi and Stelios Psarras and Maria N. Tsolia and Dimitrios Kafetzis},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={98 9},
  pages={
          879-82
        }
}
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) subtypes A and B are present either simultaneously or alternate during yearly epidemics. It is still not clear whether clinical severity of acute bronchiolitis differs between the two subtypes. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction was used to subtype RSV in previously healthy infants hospitalized with RSV bronchiolitis during a winter epidemic. A severity index based on heart rate, respiratory rate, wheezing, difficulty in feeding and oxygen… CONTINUE READING