publication . Article . 2014

Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Other Respiratory Viral Infections in Older Adults With Moderate to Severe Influenza-like Illness

Ann R. Falsey; Janet E. McElhaney; Jiri Beran; Gerrit A van Essen; Xavier Duval; Meral Esen; Florence Galtier; Pierre Gervais; Shinn-Jang Hwang; Peter G. Kremsner; ...
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  • Published: 29 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
International audience; Background. Few studies have prospectively assessed viral etiologies of acute respiratory infections in community-based elderly individuals. We assessed viral respiratory pathogens in individuals ≥65 years with influenza-like illness (ILI).Methods. Multiplex reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction identified viral pathogens in nasal/throat swabs from 556 episodes of moderate-to-severe ILI, defined as ILI with pneumonia, hospitalization, or maximum daily influenza symptom severity score (ISS) >2. Cases were selected from a randomized trial of an adjuvanted vs nonadjuvanted influenza vaccine conducted in elderly adults from 15 count...
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Medical Subject Headings: virus diseasesrespiratory tract diseasesviruses
free text keywords: respiratory infection, elderly, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, epidemiology, prevalence, polymerase chain reaction, [SDV.MHEP.MI]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Human health and pathology/Infectious diseases, [SDV.MHEP.PSR]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Human health and pathology/Pulmonology and respiratory tract, [SDV.MHEP.GEG]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Human health and pathology/Geriatry and gerontology, [SDV.SPEE]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Santé publique et épidémiologie, Major Articles and Brief Reports, Viruses, Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases, Influenza vaccine, Respiratory infection, Rhinovirus, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Respiratory tract infections, Coronavirus, Human metapneumovirus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Vaccination, Immunology, business.industry, business, Influenza-like illness
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