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Viral Etiology of Severe Pneumonia Among Kenyan Infants and Children

James A. Berkley; Patrick K. Munywoki; Mwanajuma Ngama; Sidi Kazungu; John Abwao; Anne Bett; Ria Lassaunière; T.L. Kresfelder; Patricia A. Cane; Marietjie Venter; ...
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  • Published: 26 May 2010 Journal: JAMA, volume 303, page 2,051 (issn: 0098-7484, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Context Pneumonia is the leading cause of childhood death in sub-Saharan Africa. Comparative estimates of the contribution of causative pathogens to the burden of disease are essential for targeted vaccine development. Objective To determine the viral etiology of severe pneumonia among infants and children at a rural Kenyan hospital using comprehensive and sensitive molecular diagnostic techniques. Design, Setting, and Participants Prospective observational and case-control study during 2007 in a rural Kenyan district hospital. Participants were children aged 1 day to 12 years, residing in a systematically enumerated catchment area, and who either were admitted ...
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Article, Confidence interval, Respiratory system, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Prospective cohort study, business.industry, business, Upper respiratory tract infection, medicine.disease, Etiology, Human metapneumovirus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Odds ratio, Case-control study
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