Respiratory viruses in bronchoalveolar lavage: a hospital-based cohort study in adults.


BACKGROUND The epidemiology of respiratory viruses and their potential clinical impact when recovered in lower respiratory specimens has not been established in the hospital setting. A study was performed to investigate the association between positive viral detection and respiratory infection in an at-risk population. METHODS 299 adult patients who… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/thx.2008.105155


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