Influenza C Virus and Human Metapneumovirus Infections in Hospitalized Children With Lower Respiratory Tract Illness

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Nov;34(11):1273-5. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000863.

Abstract

A 6-month prospective study in a hospital setting detected influenza C virus and human metapneumovirus in 10.0% (29/289) and 16.6% (48/289), respectively, of children hospitalized with lower respiratory tract illness. Influenza C virus infection had a similar rate of pneumonia (53.3% vs. 57.1%), significantly lower frequency of wheezing (13.3% vs. 68.6%) and higher values of white blood cell and C-reactive protein than human metapneumovirus infection.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Influenza, Human* / epidemiology
  • Influenza, Human* / virology
  • Influenzavirus C*
  • Japan / epidemiology
  • Metapneumovirus*
  • Paramyxoviridae Infections* / epidemiology
  • Paramyxoviridae Infections* / virology
  • Prospective Studies
  • Respiratory Tract Infections* / epidemiology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections* / virology