Respiratory Virus detection during Hospitalisation for Lower Respiratory Tract infection in children under 2 years in South Auckland, New Zealand

Show simple item record Trenholme, Adrian en Best, Emma en Vogel, Alison en Stewart, Joanna en McBride, C en Lennon, Diana en 2017-07-10T04:13:58Z en 2017-06 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 53(6):551-555 Jun 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 1034-4810 en
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dc.description.abstract Aim To describe respiratory virus detection in children under 2 years of age in a population admitted with lower respiratory infection and to assess correlation with measures of severity. Methods Nasopharyngeal aspirates from infants admitted with lower respiratory tract infection (n = 1645) over a 3-year time period were tested by polymerase chain reaction. We collected epidemiological and clinical data on all children. We assessed the correlation of presence of virus with length of hospital stay, intensive care admission and consolidation on chest X-ray. Results Of the children admitted 34% were Maori, 43% Pacific and 75% lived in areas in the bottom quintile for socio-economic deprivation. A virus was found in 94% of those tested including 30% with multiple viruses. Picornavirus was present in 59% including 34% as the sole virus. Respiratory syncytial virus was found in 39%. Virus co-detection was not associated with length of stay, chest X-ray changes or intensive care unit admission. Conclusion In this disadvantaged predominately Maori and Pacific population, picornavirus is commonly found as a sole virus, respiratory syncytial virus is frequent but immunisation preventable influenza is infrequent. We did not find that co-detection of viruses was linked to severity. en
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Inc. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health en
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dc.title Respiratory Virus detection during Hospitalisation for Lower Respiratory Tract infection in children under 2 years in South Auckland, New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jpc.13529 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 551 en
pubs.volume 53 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Blackwell Publishing Inc. en
dc.identifier.pmid 28430397 en
pubs.end-page 555 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 547028 en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Paediatrics Child & Youth Hlth en
dc.identifier.eissn 1440-1754 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-11-25 en
pubs.dimensions-id 28430397 en

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