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Prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection.
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PMID:  20885804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection in young children, with significant numbers of premature infants and those with other risk factors requiring hospitalization in Canada each year. Palivizumab, an RSV-specific monoclonal antibody, can reduce the hospitalization rate and severity of illness for a small group of high-risk or premature infants during their first RSV season. The present statement reviews the published literature and provides recommendations regarding its use in premature and other at-risk infants, for Canadian physicians.
L Samson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatrics & child health     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1918-1485     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815960     Medline TA:  Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng; fre     Pagination:  521-32     Citation Subset:  -    
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