RSV frequency in children below 2 years hospitalized for lower respiratory tract infections

Hacimustafaoglu M. K., ÇELEBİ S., Bozdemir S. E., ÖZGÜR T., Ozcan I., Guray A., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.55, no.2, pp.130-139, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-139
  • Keywords: 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
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


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.