Molecular detection of respiratory syncytial virus in postmortem lung tissue samples from Mexican children deceased with pneumonia.


BACKGROUND Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major viral cause of severe respiratory infections in children younger than 2 years of age. Nevertheless there are not enough epidemiologic data about the role of RSV as a cause of infantile mortality from pneumonia, mainly in young children from developing countries Aim. To determine the frequency of RSV… (More)