Impact of rhinoviruses on pediatric community-acquired pneumonia

Susanna Esposito, Cristina Daleno, Claudia Tagliabue, Alessia Scala, Rossana Tenconi, Irene Borzani, Emilio Fossali, Claudio Pelucchi, Antonio Piralla, Nicola Principi

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This study of 592 children seen in our Emergency Department with radiographically confirmed communityacquired pneumonia (CAP) was designed to evaluate the role of rhinoviruses (RVs) in the disease. The respiratory secretions of each child were assayed using RVP Fast in order to detect 17 respiratory viruses, and the RV-positive samples were characterised by means of real-time polymerase chain reaction and sequencing. RVs were identified in 172 cases (29.0%): 48/132 children aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1637-1645
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)


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