Respiratory Syncytial Virus

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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 1700 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fatal pulmonary infection with respiratory syncytial virus in an immunocompromised adult patient: A case report.
 

Author(s): Qi Wang, Wei Li, Danhua Qu, Tong Xin, Peng Gao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(29):e11528.

 

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a single-stranded negative-sense RNA virus that belongs to the family of paramyxoviruses. RSV is the most common pathogen that causes acute lower respiratory tract infection in infants and young children. However, its incidence in immunocompromised ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hospitalization costs and length of stay of Japanese children with respiratory syncytial virus: A structural equation modeling approach.
 

Author(s): Rosarin Sruamsiri, Hiroshi Kubo, Jörg Mahlich

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(29):e11491.

 

This study sought to identify factors that impact the total health care costs associated with hospitalization of young Japanese children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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The terms "Respiratory Syncytial Virus" returned 132 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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Pulmonary Susceptibility of Neonates to Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection: A Problem of Innate Immunity?
 

Author(s): Carole Drajac, Daphné Laubreton, Sabine Riffault, Delphyne Descamps

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2017 ;2017():8734504.

 

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common and highly contagious viral agent responsible for acute lower respiratory infection in infants. This pathology characterized by mucus hypersecretion and a disturbed T cell immune response is one of the major causes of infant hospitalization ...

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 ...

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Last Updated: 7 Aug 2018

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