TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.55, no.2, pp.130-139, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
acute bronchiolitis, childhood, incidence, lower respiratory tract infection, respiratory syncytial virus, SYNCYTIAL VIRUS-INFECTION, RISK-FACTORS, CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS, US CHILDREN, BRONCHIOLITIS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, POPULATION, MORTALITY, INFLUENZA, COMMUNITY
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most frequent agent of acute lower respiratory diseases and creates a significant burden of disease in children under 5 years all over the world. RSV causes severe lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) that require hospitalization, especially in children <= 2 years. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of RSV in children <= 2 years of age hospitalized for LRTI.