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J Pediatr (Rio J). 2005 Sep-Oct;81(5):417-20.

[Rhinovirus and acute bronchiolitis in young infants].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Departamento de Pediatria, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. pmpitrez@pucrs.br

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the prevalence of rhinovirus infection in hospitalized young infants with acute bronchiolitis.

METHODS:

Hospitalized children with acute bronchiolitis admitted to the Hospital São Lucas/PUCRS between May and September 2002 were selected prospectively. Nasopharyngeal samples were assayed for respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza, influenza and adenovirus by immunofluorescence. For rhinovirus test a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction for picornavirus was used, followed by hybridization with rhinovirus specific probes.

RESULTS:

Forty-five patients were selected for the study. The median age of the subjects studied was 2 months. Positive samples for respiratory viruses were found in 35/45 (77.8%) subjects and 7/35 (20%) patients had dual infection. Respiratory syncytial virus was detected in 33/35 (94%) cases. Rhinovirus was detected in 6/35 patients (17%).

CONCLUSIONS:

Rhinovirus was the second most common agent detected in nasal secretions from young infants hospitalized with acute bronchiolitis.

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PMID:
16247546
DOI:
10.2223/JPED.1394
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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