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Clinical and physiological manifestations of bronchiolitis and pneumonia. Outcome of respiratory syncytial virus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  463835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The physiological abnormalities and clinical correlates of 32 infants consecutively hospitalized with lower respiratory tract disease from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were studied in an attempt to characterized the infant most at risk for the acute and long-term complications of RSV infection. Arterial oxygen saturation (Sao2) determinations were obtained daily by means of an ear oximeter. On admission all infants were hypoxemic with a mean Sao2 of 87% (range, 74% to 95%). The mean of the lowest Soa2 recorded during their hospitalization was 85.5% (range, 53% to 96%). The hypoxemia improved little during hospitalization but showed improvement three to seven weeks later. The severity of the hypoxemia correlated significantly with the duration of viral shedding, occurrence of apnea, respiratory rate, age, and percentage of immature neutrophils. Clinical severity did not correlate with the degree of hypoxemia.
C B Hall; W J Hall; D M Speers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  133     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-27     Completed Date:  1979-09-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  798-802     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Bronchiolitis, Viral / blood,  etiology*
Child, Preschool
Leukocyte Count
Nasal Mucosa / microbiology,  secretion
Oxygen / blood
Pneumonia / blood,  etiology*,  microbiology
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses / isolation & purification
Respirovirus Infections / blood,  etiology*
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