Prospective evaluation of rhinovirus infection in healthy young children

Nicola Principi, Alberto Zampiero, Monia Gambino, Alessia Scala, Laura Senatore, Mara Lelii, Beatrice Ascolese, Claudio Pelucchi, Susanna Esposito

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Background: Although the incidence of human rhinovirus (HRV) infection is highest in young, no study has yet been published concerning the types of HRV circulating in this population, the incidence of symptomatic infections due to the different types, or duration of shedding. Objectives: This prospective study evaluated the circulation of HRV species and types, and established the incidence of asymptomatic and symptomatic infections in young children. Study design: The study enrolled 93 healthy children aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-89
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Virology
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015


  • Children
  • Pediatric infectious diseases
  • Picornaviridae
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Rhinovirus
  • Viral shedding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)


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