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Scott Med J. 1989 Jun;34(3):462-4.

Eight year study of viral isolates from cot deaths in Glasgow.

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Department of Perinatal and Paediatric Pathology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland.

Abstract

Over an eight year period 21 different viral strains excluding polioviruses were isolated in 44 (19%) of 237 cot deaths. The percentage of viral positive cases was significantly greater in over 16 week age groups and in cultures obtained less than 24 hours after death.

PMID:
2546253
DOI:
10.1177/003693308903400306
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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