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Risk factors for hospitalization due to respiratory syncytial virus infection among infants in the Basque Country, Spain.
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PMID:  16638164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study analysed the role of several risk factors for hospitalization due to community-acquired, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. The risk factors detected in infants hospitalized for RSV infection in the first 24 months of life were compared with those in the general infant population in our region. There were 361 episodes of hospitalization in 357 infants. Eighty per cent of the infants did not present underlying conditions for severe RSV infection and only 10 (3%) were candidates for palivizumab prophylaxis. In multivariate analysis, birthweight of <2500 g was independently associated with hospitalization for RSV infection and was the most commonly detected medical risk factor. Other risk factors were maternal age at delivery <25 years, birth in the second half of the year, prematurity, suburban residence and congenital heart disease. In conclusion, together with well-known risk factors, we found that low birthweight was an independent factor for severe RSV infection.
G Cilla; A Sarasua; M Montes; N Arostegui; D Vicente; E Pérez-Yarza; E Pérez-Trallero
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology and infection     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0950-2688     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-26     Completed Date:  2006-06-08     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703737     Medline TA:  Epidemiol Infect     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital Donostia, and Deparamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad del País Vasco, San Sebastián, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use
Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Multivariate Analysis
Premature Birth
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections / complications*,  prevention & control
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized; 0/palivizumab

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