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Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 20 (8): O505-7 (2014)

Respiratory syncytial virus in critically ill adult patients with community-acquired respiratory failure: a prospective observational study.

D S Y Ong , T E Faber , P M C Klein Klouwenberg , O L Cremer , E Christiaan Boerma , M Sietses , A M van Loon , M J M Bonten , L J Bont
The incidence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza virus infection was determined during three RSV seasons in 158 adult patients consecutively admitted to the intensive care unit with community-acquired respiratory failure. Nasopharyngeal swabs were tested for the presence of RSV and influenza virus by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Six patients (4%) were positive for RSV and all recovered. This finding was in sharp contrast to influenza (23 (15%) patients, 4 (17%) deaths). In conclusion, even in the midst of the RSV season, RSV is an infrequent cause of respiratory failure in adults admitted to the intensive care unit.
DOI: 10.1111/1469-0691.12503      ISSN: 1198-743X