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Author Downham, M. A. P. S. ♦ Mcquillin, J. ♦ Gardner, P. S.
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Description influenza virus infections in children. The diagnosis and clinical features of parainfluenza virus infections are described in 151 children admitted to hospital over a 2-year period. Immunofluorescence was the most sensitive method of laboratory diagnosis, while virus isolation in tissue culture was more often achieved from nasopharyngeal secretions than from cough/nasal swabs. Parainfluenza viruses were responsible for approximately 9 % of 1603 acute respiratory admissions. Croup was the commonest of the wide range of respiratory illnesses associated with these infections; in a series of 132 children with croup, a parainfluenza virus was identified in 42%. 24 of the 151 children presented with febrile convulsions, and in a series of 209 children admitted with febrile convulsions, parainfluenza viruses were responsible for 11 %. 3 of the children died in hospital with their parainfluenza virus infections, and in addition there was one instance of a close association between parainfluenza virus type 3 infection and the sudden unexpected death of an infant at home. Parainfluenza virus types 4a and 4b, which have so far rarely been identified, were isolated from 16 children.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Institution in children. Arch Dis Child 1974; 49(1): 8