Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Common Name(s)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that causes infections in the lungs and respiratory tract. Most children have been infected with the virus by age 2, though it may also affect adults. Symptoms are generally mild and similar to that of a common cold. RSV can be severe in the case of premature babies, infants with underlying health conditions, older adults, adults with heart and lung disease, or anyone with a weak immune system.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Respiratory Syncytial Virus" returned 1679 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

BA9 lineage of respiratory syncytial virus from across the globe and its evolutionary dynamics.
 

Author(s): Md Shakir Hussain Haider, Wajihul Hasan Khan, Farah Deeba, Sher Ali, Anwar Ahmed, Irshad H Naqvi, Ravins Dohare, Hytham A Alsenaidy, Abdulrahman M Alsenaidy, Shobha Broor, Shama Parveen

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an important pathogen of global significance. The BA9 is one of the most predominant lineages of the BA genotype of group B RSV that has acquired a 60bp duplication in its G protein gene. We describe the local and global evolutionary dynamics of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Osteopontin plays a pivotal role in increasing severity of respiratory syncytial virus infection.
 

Author(s): Viviana Sampayo-Escobar, Ryan Green, Michael B Cheung, Raminder Bedi, Subhra Mohapatra, Shyam S Mohapatra

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The molecular mechanisms underlying susceptibility to severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection remain poorly understood. Herein, we report on the role of osteopontin (OPN) in regulation of RSV infection in human epithelial cells and how interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), a cytokine ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Case report of severe myocarditis in an immunocompromised child with Respiratory Syncytial Virus infection.
 

Author(s): Hiroki Miura, Fumihiko Hattori, Hidetoshi Uchida, Tadayoshi Hata, Kazuko Kudo, Masatoki Sato, Tetsushi Yoshikawa

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is common and may be severe among patients with preexisting cardiac anomalies, but direct involvement of myocardial damage is not common in those patients. Additionally, myocardial involvement has been rarely described among immune compromised children.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Respiratory Syncytial Virus" returned 131 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The burden of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) associated acute lower respiratory infections in children with Down syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Markus Chan, John J Park, Ting Shi, Federico Martinón-Torres, Louis Bont, Harish Nair,

Journal: J Glob Health. 2017 Dec;7(2):020413.

 

Acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRIs) caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are a leading cause of hospitalization in infants. Numerous risk factors have been identified in the aetiology of severe RSV-associated ALRI necessitating hospitalisation, including prematurity ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Targeting the G Protein Provides a New Approach for an Old Problem.
 

Author(s): Ralph A Tripp, Ultan F Power, Peter J M Openshaw, Lawrence M Kauvar

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) annually affecting >2 million children in the United States <5 years old. In the elderly (>65 years old), RSV results in ∼175,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States with a ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Modulation of Host Immunity by Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Virulence Factors: A Synergic Inhibition of Both Innate and Adaptive Immunity.
 

Author(s): Gisela Canedo-Marroquín, Orlando Acevedo-Acevedo, Emma Rey-Jurado, Juan M Saavedra, Margarita K Lay, Susan M Bueno, Claudia A Riedel, Alexis M Kalergis

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The Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (hRSV) is a major cause of acute lower respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) and high rates of hospitalizations in children and in the elderly worldwide. Symptoms of hRSV infection include bronchiolitis and pneumonia. The lung pathology observed ...

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