Human Metapneumovirus and Severity of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease
Published Date:Jul 2004
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 10(7):1318-1320.
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
Severity Of Illness Index
Description:We screened 23 children with severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease and 23 children with mild RSV disease for human metapneumovirus (HMPV). Although HMPV was circulating in Connecticut, none of the 46 RSV-infected patients tested positive for HMPV. In our study population, HMPV did not contribute to the severity of RSV disease.
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