Role of Rhinovirus C in Apparently Life-Threatening Events in Infants, Spain
Published Date:Sep 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(9):1506-1508.
Keywords:Apparent Life-threatening Events
Molecular Sequence Data
Respiratory Tract Infections
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Severity Of Illness Index
Description:To assess whether infants hospitalized after an apparently life-threatening event had an associated respiratory virus infection, we analyzed nasopharyngeal aspirates from 16 patients. Nine of 11 infants with positive virus results were infected by rhinoviruses. We detected the new genogroup of rhinovirus C in 6 aspirates.
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