Risk factors for severe RSV-induced lower respiratory tract infection over four consecutive epidemics

Giovanni A. Rossi, Maria Cristina Medici, Maria Cristina Arcangeletti, Marcello Lanari, Rocco Merolla, Umberto Di Luzio Paparatti, Michela Silvestri, Angela Pistorio, Carlo Chezzi

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Abstract

Variability in severity among different respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) seasons may influence hospital admission rates for RSV-induced lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in young children. The aim of the present study was to identify through logistic regression analysis, risk factors associated with higher likelihood to acquire RSV-induced LRTI, in children with symptoms severe enough to lead to hospital admission. Over four consecutive RSV seasons (2000-2004), records from children

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1267-1272
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume166
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

Keywords

  • Emergency rooms
  • Infants
  • Respiratory syncytial virus infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Rossi, G. A., Medici, M. C., Arcangeletti, M. C., Lanari, M., Merolla, R., Paparatti, U. D. L., Silvestri, M., Pistorio, A., & Chezzi, C. (2007). Risk factors for severe RSV-induced lower respiratory tract infection over four consecutive epidemics. European Journal of Pediatrics, 166(12), 1267-1272. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-007-0418-y