Down syndrome: a novel risk factor for respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis--a prospective birth-cohort study.

@article{Bloemers2007DownSA,
  title={Down syndrome: a novel risk factor for respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis--a prospective birth-cohort study.},
  author={Beatrijs L. P. Bloemers and A. Marceline van Furth and Michel Emile Weijerman and Reinoud J. B. J. Gemke and Chantal J. M. Broers and Kimberly I M van den Ende and Jan L. L. Kimpen and J. L. M. Strengers and Louis J. Bont},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={e1076-81}
}
OBJECTIVES Respiratory syncytial virus is the single-most important cause of lower respiratory tract infections in children. Preterm birth and congenital heart disease are known risk factors for severe respiratory syncytial virus infections. Although Down syndrome is associated with a high risk of respiratory tract infections, little is known about the incidence of respiratory syncytial virus infections in this group. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence of respiratory syncytial… CONTINUE READING

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