Human rhinovirus and human respiratory enterovirus (EV68 and EV104) infections in hospitalized patients in Italy, 2008–2009

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 06/01/2012

Half of the EV–positive patients had a LRTI and were younger with respect to patients with upper RTI (median 18 months versus 37 years; P < 0.001). HRVs are often the cause of LRTI in children less than 5 years, frequently in association with a high viral load.

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