Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 81–87

The Role of Adenovirus in Respiratory Tract Infections

Authors

    • Department of PediatricsUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Martin Ottolini
    • Department of PediatricsUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    • Infectious Disease Clinical Research ProgramUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11908-010-0084-5

Cite this article as:
Kunz, A.N. & Ottolini, M. Curr Infect Dis Rep (2010) 12: 81. doi:10.1007/s11908-010-0084-5

Abstract

Adenovirus plays a significant role in respiratory tract disease in pediatric and adult patients. It has been linked to outbreaks and epidemics in various patient populations, resulting in considerable morbidity and mortality. In this article, we discuss the epidemiology, pathogenesis, respiratory tract illnesses and complications, and roles of potential treatment options. The role of the past oral adenovirus vaccine and the military implications of its withdrawal from routine use in military recruits is discussed as well.

Keywords

AdenovirusRespiratory tract infectionsAcute respiratory diseaseConjunctivitis

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