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Nosocomial respiratory syncytial virus infections in an intensive care nursery: rapid diagnosis by direct immunofluorescence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  382079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A nosocomial outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus infections involved 8 of 17 infants in an Intensive Care Nursery and one additional infant in the adjoining Newborn Nursery. Immunofluorescent staining of nasopharyngeal specimens was positive in six of seven virologically confirmed cases (86%). One additional case with negative viral cultures was also identified by this technique. Viral isolation in tissue cultures required an average of 4.9 days, whereas results of immunofluorescent studies were available in two to four hours. Rapid identification of infected infants by immunofluorescence permitted prompt institution of infection control measures.
L Mintz; R A Ballard; S H Sniderman; R S Roth; W L Drew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-26     Completed Date:  1979-10-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cross Infection / diagnosis*
Disease Outbreaks*
Fluorescent Antibody Technique*
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units*
Nasopharynx / microbiology
Nurseries, Hospital*
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses / immunology,  isolation & purification
Respirovirus Infections / diagnosis*
Time Factors

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