RNA viruses in community-acquired childhood pneumonia in semi-urban Nepal; a cross-sectional study

@article{Mathisen2009RNAVI,
  title={RNA viruses in community-acquired childhood pneumonia in semi-urban Nepal; a cross-sectional study},
  author={Maria Mathisen and Tor A Strand and Biswa N Sharma and Ram Krishna Chandyo and Palle Valentiner-Branth and Sudha Basnet and Ramesh Kant Adhikari and Dag Hvidsten and Prakash Sunder Shrestha and Halvor Sommerfelt},
  journal={BMC Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={35 - 35}
}
BACKGROUND Pneumonia is among the main causes of illness and death in children <5 years of age. There is a need to better describe the epidemiology of viral community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in developing countries. METHODS From July 2004 to June 2007, we examined nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) from 2,230 cases of pneumonia (World Health Organization criteria) in children 2 to 35 months old recruited in a randomized trial of zinc supplementation at a field clinic in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The… CONTINUE READING

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