Risk factors for severe respiratory syncytial virus-associated lower respiratory tract infection in children.

@article{Kaneko2001RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for severe respiratory syncytial virus-associated lower respiratory tract infection in children.},
  author={Mitsunobu Kaneko and Junko Watanabe and Ei Ueno and Masatoshi Hida and Takayuki Sone},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={489-92}
}
BACKGROUND Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most important cause of viral lower respiratory tract infection that can be a life-threatening disease in infants and children. This study was conducted to look for independent risk factors for severe respiratory syncytial virus-associated lower respiratory tract infection (RSV-LRI) that required oxygen supplementation or mechanical ventilation. METHODS Medical records of patients younger than 4 years hospitalized with RSV-LRI at Shizuoka… CONTINUE READING

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