Volume 59, Issue 6 (11-2001)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2001, 59(6): 66-71 | Back to browse issues page

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Malek Nejad O, Orfani Y. Prevalence of respiratory tract infection due to respiratory syncytial virus in 145 children below 5 years old, from January to May, 1999 in Imam Khomeini, Markaz Tebbi and Baharami Hospitals. Tehran Univ Med J. 2001; 59 (6) :66-71
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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes recurrent upper and lower Respiratory tract infections (especially pneumonia and bronchiolitis). Detection of the infection with respect to its morbidity seems to be a nessecity. In this research nasopharyngeal secretions of 145 patients with respiratory symptoms from Imam Khomeini, Markaz Tebbi and Baharami hospitals were analyzed with direct immunofluoresence (DIF) test using monoclonal antibodies. The purpose was to determine the frequency of RSV infections with respect to age, sex, geographical considerations and clinical symptoms and signs. Finally 56 patients in our study were positive in DIF test and RSV is the causative agent for 38.6 percent of all respiratory tract infections. Beside the propensity to RSV infection was significantly greater in patients with bronchitis [OR=2.36 (0.99-5.67)] Bronchitis was the most frequent disorder in our study group
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