Viruses and bacteria in the etiology of the common cold.

  title={Viruses and bacteria in the etiology of the common cold.},
  author={Mika Juhani M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Tuomo Puhakka and Olli Ruuskanen and Maija Leinonen and Pekka Saikku and M Kimpim{\"a}ki and Soile Blomqvist and Timo Hyypi{\"a} and Petteri T Arstila},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={36 2},
Two hundred young adults with common colds were studied during a 10-month period. Virus culture, antigen detection, PCR, and serology with paired samples were used to identify the infection. Viral etiology was established for 138 of the 200 patients (69%). Rhinoviruses were detected in 105 patients, coronavirus OC43 or 229E infection was detected in 17, influenza A or B virus was detected in 12, and single infections with parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, and… CONTINUE READING
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