Respiratory viral infection in lower airways of asymptomatic children.


AIM The aim of this study was to determine if asthmatic children have viruses more commonly detected in lower airways during asymptomatic periods than normal children. METHODS Fifty-five asymptomatic children attending elective surgical procedures (14 with stable asthma, 41 normal controls) underwent non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage. Differential… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01627.x


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