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Clinincal severity of RSV bronchiolitis

Hussain, Faris, Thompson, Margarita Delgado, Vick, David, West, Jack and Edwards, Martin 2022. Clinincal severity of RSV bronchiolitis. Health Science Reports 10.1002/hsr2.543

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Background Studies comparing the severity of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis to other viruses are inconclusive. Our study aimed to compare the severity of bronchiolitis according to the virus. Methods Data were collected from 1152 infants under one year of age admitted to Children's hospital for Wales, over the winter months of 2014–2020. The cohort was divided based on the virus detected: RSV, RSV with another virus, or other virus. Using t tests and Fisher exact statistical test, the groups were compared based on length of hospital stay, admissions PICU/HDU, intubations, and need of nasogastric (NG) nutritional support. Results Fifty-six percent throat swabs were RSV positive, 15% had RSV with another virus, and 29% had only another virus. Children positive for RSV had statistically longer hospital admissions and were more likely to need NG nutrition; however, there was no difference between number of PICU/HDU admissions or intubations. The RSV group and RSV with another virus group had no statistical differences.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
Publisher: Wiley
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 April 2022
Date of Acceptance: 13 February 2022
Last Modified: 13 May 2023 06:34

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