European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 167, Issue 4, pp 435–436 | Cite as

The burden of respiratory viral disease in hospitalized children in Paris

  • Marie-Joelle El-Hajje
  • Cecile Lambe
  • Florence Moulin
  • Nathalie de Suremain
  • Charlotte Pons-Catalano
  • Martin Chalumeau
  • Josette Raymond
  • Pierre Lebon
  • Dominique Gendrel
Original Paper

Abstract

A virus was identified in 464 out of 1,212 patients, 8 days to 16 years of age, who were admitted to the hospital in Paris during a 3 year period. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was found in 428 patients, 74% were younger than 6 months with bronchiolitis, and 6% were older than 2 years. RSV was the first virus isolated in all patients and in those with pneumonia or asthma. The low number of admissions due to parainfluenzae viruses is characteristic of this area compared to other countries.

Keywords

RSV Respiratory viruses Children 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie-Joelle El-Hajje
    • 1
  • Cecile Lambe
    • 1
  • Florence Moulin
    • 1
  • Nathalie de Suremain
    • 1
  • Charlotte Pons-Catalano
    • 1
  • Martin Chalumeau
    • 1
  • Josette Raymond
    • 3
  • Pierre Lebon
    • 3
  • Dominique Gendrel
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics and EmergencyUniversity Paris 5, Saint Vincent de Paul APHP HospitalParisFrance
  2. 2.Clinical Epidemiology UnitUniversity Paris 5, Saint Vincent de Paul APHP HospitalParisFrance
  3. 3.Microbiology UnitUniversity Paris 5, Saint Vincent de Paul APHP HospitalParisFrance

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