Ribavirin small-particle aerosol treatment of influenza.

  title={Ribavirin small-particle aerosol treatment of influenza.},
  author={Vernon Knight and H W McClung and Samuel Z Wilson and Brian K. Waters and John M. Quarles and Roy Cameron and S E Greggs and J M Zerwas and Robert B. Couch},
  volume={2 8253},
In an outbreak of influenza virus A/England/333/80(H1N1) infections in college students, 14 randomly selected patients were treated by inhalation of ribavirin small-particle aerosol through a face mask. They retained an average estimated 1.15 g of drug in 23 h of treatment given over 3 days. 17 patients served as controls. Ribavirin aerosol treatment had a therapeutic effect judged by the highly significant reduction in height and duration of fever, reduction in systemic illness, and… CONTINUE READING

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