North-South divide: distribution and outcome of respiratory viral infections in paediatric intensive care units in Cape Town (South Africa) and Nottingham (United Kingdom).

@article{Lonngren2014NorthSouthDD,
  title={North-South divide: distribution and outcome of respiratory viral infections in paediatric intensive care units in Cape Town (South Africa) and Nottingham (United Kingdom).},
  author={Camilla Lonngren and Brenda M Morrow and Sarah Haynes and Taha Yusri and Harish G Vyas and Andrew Charles Argent},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2014},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={208-15}
}
AIM This study aims to describe and compare the spectrum, course, seasonality and outcome of children with virus-associated respiratory symptoms (VARS) admitted to two paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) in the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa (SA). METHODS Cross-sectional study of routinely collected data on subjects admitted to PICU with respiratory symptoms and positive respiratory viral polymerase chain reaction between July 2009 and July 2011. RESULTS Six hundred forty-six… CONTINUE READING

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