Why diagnose influenza infections in hospitalized pediatric patients?

@article{Serwint1993WhyDI,
  title={Why diagnose influenza infections in hospitalized pediatric patients?},
  author={Janet R. Serwint and Ross M Miller},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={200-4}
}
The advent of rapid diagnostic testing for respiratory syncytial virus facilitated decisions for isolation of infectious hospitalized patients. However, diagnosing other viruses by clinical examination such as influenza may be difficult. If patients with influenza are not diagnosed on hospital admission, nosocomial infections may occur. The purpose of our study was to identify patients with nosocomial influenza infections during one winter season in a large children's hospital, document the… CONTINUE READING