Rhinovirus infections in the upper airway.

  title={Rhinovirus infections in the upper airway.},
  author={Birgit Winther},
  journal={Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society},
  volume={8 1},
The majority of cold and flulike illnesses are caused by human rhinoviruses (HRVs). Improved detection of HRV has shown that HRVs are also associated with more serious illness, such as exacerbation of asthma, wheezing illnesses in children, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiopulmonary disease, and fatal pneumonia in immune-compromised patients. HRV is a major cause of acute viral respiratory tract infections in hospitalized children and is among the leading causes of childhood… CONTINUE READING