Molecular epidemiology of severe respiratory disease by human rhinoviruses and enteroviruses at a tertiary paediatric hospital in Barcelona, Spain

C. Launes, G. Armero, A. Anton, L. Hernandez, L. Gimferrer, C. Cisneros, I. Jordan, C. Muñoz-Almagro

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    Abstract

    © 2015 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. In order to describe the molecular epidemiology of human rhinovirus (HRV) and enterovirus (EV) infection in severely ill children, we studied all episodes of bronchospasm/bronchopneumonia in 6-month-old to 18-year-old patients from January 2010 to May 2012 who required mechanical ventilation. HRV/EVs were detected in 55 (57.3%) of 96 patients, of which 50 (91%) were HRV (HRV-A, 16; HRV-B, 1; HRV-C, 18) and 5 (9%) were EVs (EV-D68, 3). No significant differences in epidemiologic and clinical characteristics were found between different types. In six of the 13 patients who required invasive mechanical ventilation, HRV was the only pathogen detected.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)799.e5-799.e7
    JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
    Volume21
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015

    Keywords

    • Enterovirus
    • Molecular epidemiology
    • Paediatric intensive care
    • Respiratory viruses
    • Rhinovirus
    • Types

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