Hospital admission of high risk infants for respiratory syncytial virus infection: implications for palivizumab prophylaxis.

@article{Heikkinen2005HospitalAO,
  title={Hospital admission of high risk infants for respiratory syncytial virus infection: implications for palivizumab prophylaxis.},
  author={Terho Heikkinen and Heikki Valkonen and L. Liisa Lehtonen and Raija Vainionp{\"a}{\"a} and Olli Ruuskanen},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={2005},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={F64-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the rates of hospital admission for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection among children born at different gestational ages. To assess the theoretical impact of palivizumab prophylaxis on admissions for RSV infection. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study of children born in 1991-2000. SETTING Tertiary care university hospital. METHODS Data on all children born during the 10 year period were combined with information on laboratory confirmed RSV infections in… CONTINUE READING

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