Respiratory syncytial virus infection in recipients of allogeneic stem-cell transplantation: a retrospective study of the incidence, clinical features, and outcome.

@article{Avetisyan2009RespiratorySV,
  title={Respiratory syncytial virus infection in recipients of allogeneic stem-cell transplantation: a retrospective study of the incidence, clinical features, and outcome.},
  author={Gayane Avetisyan and Johanna Mattsson and Elda Sparrelid and Per Ljungman},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 10},
  pages={
          1222-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of serious respiratory infections in hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. We aimed to determine the frequency, risk factors, and outcome of RSV infection in allo-HSCT recipients. DESIGN AND METHODS Data were collected from 275 allo-HSCT recipients and identified 32 patients (11.6%, 26 adults and 6 children) RSV infection. A control group was selected matched for age, conditioning intensity and regimens, year of… CONTINUE READING
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