Fatal viral pneumonia associated with rhinovirus in a healthy infant

Mundkur, Suneel C and Kumar, Sandeep and Hebbar, Shrikiran (2014) Fatal viral pneumonia associated with rhinovirus in a healthy infant. Karnataka Paediatric Journal, 29 (3). pp. 125-127.

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Rhinoviruses are traditionally considered in the etiology of minor acute respiratory tract infections. But in immunocompromised individuals or those with a preexisting pulmonary illness, rhinoviruses can cause severe lower respiratory tract infections. However fatal bronchopneumonia associated with rhinovirus in a previously healthy infant is relatively rare.We report a healthy female infant who presented with fatal rhinoviral bronchopneumonia. This case also illustrates a changing trend in the virulence of a benign virus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human rhinovirus; infant; pneumonia.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 09:58
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 09:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144132

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