Mechanisms of illness during respiratory syncytial virus infection: the lungs, the virus and the immune response.

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Multiple factors, including cardiopulmonary anatomy, direct viral effects and the immune response can affect the severity of lower respiratory tract disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is the most frequent viral respiratory cause of hospitalization in infants and young children in the world. In this review, we discuss the mechanisms of… (More)

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@article{Hoffman2004MechanismsOI, title={Mechanisms of illness during respiratory syncytial virus infection: the lungs, the virus and the immune response.}, author={Scott J. Hoffman and Federico R Laham and Fernando P. Polack}, journal={Microbes and infection}, year={2004}, volume={6 8}, pages={767-72} }