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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Oct;27(10):939-41. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181723751.

The role of respiratory viral infections among children hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia in a developing country.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Federal University of Bahia School of Medicine, Salvador, Brazil.


We report an investigation for 16 bacteria and viruses among 184 children hospitalized with pneumonia in Salvador, Brazil. Etiology was established in 144 (78%) cases. Viral, bacterial, and mixed infections were found in 110 (60%), 77 (42%), and 52 (28%) patients, respectively. Rhinovirus (21%) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (21%) were the most common pathogens. Our results demonstrate the importance of viral and pneumococcal infections among those patients.

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