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, 27 (10), 939-41

The Role of Respiratory Viral Infections Among Children Hospitalized for Community-Acquired Pneumonia in a Developing Country

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The Role of Respiratory Viral Infections Among Children Hospitalized for Community-Acquired Pneumonia in a Developing Country

Cristiana M Nascimento-Carvalho et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J.

Abstract

We report an investigation for 16 bacteria and viruses among 184 children hospitalized with pneumonia in Salvador, Brazil. Etiology was established in 144 (78%) cases. Viral, bacterial, and mixed infections were found in 110 (60%), 77 (42%), and 52 (28%) patients, respectively. Rhinovirus (21%) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (21%) were the most common pathogens. Our results demonstrate the importance of viral and pneumococcal infections among those patients.

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