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Respiratory viral infection in childhood. A survey in general practice, Roehampton 1967–1972

  • Mary E. C. Horn (a1), Elizabeth Brain (a1), I. Gregg (a1), Susan J. Yealland (a2) and J. M. Inglis (a2)...

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The role of viruses and M. pneumoniae in episodes of acute respiratory illness in childhood has been studied in a London general practice. The total isolation rate was 31·7%, but the rate varied from 32·6% in upper respiratory infections to 64·0% in pneumonia. The clinical features associated with infection were influenced not only by the type of agent but also by age and other host factors in the infected children. Rhinoviruses were more commonly isolated than any other agent and were frequently associated with wheezy bronchitis.

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