Risk factors for respiratory failure associated with respiratory syncytial virus infection in adults.

@article{Duncan2009RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for respiratory failure associated with respiratory syncytial virus infection in adults.},
  author={Coley B. Duncan and Edward E. Walsh and Derick R. Peterson and Frances Eun-Hyung Lee and Ann R Falsey},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={200 8},
  pages={1242-6}
}
Risk factors associated with respiratory failure during respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection have not been assessed in adults. We identified RSV by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in 58 adults during the 2007-2008 winter. Clinical variables and respiratory secretion viral loads were compared in 26 outpatients and 32 inpatients. Cardiopulmonary diseases were more common among inpatients than outpatients (91% vs 31%, P = .0001), whereas mean RSV load was… CONTINUE READING

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