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DOWN SYNDROME AND RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS INFECTION

Megged, Orli MD; Schlesinger, Yechiel MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: July 2010 - Volume 29 - Issue 7 - pp 672-673
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181d7ffa5
Brief Reports

We reviewed the medical records of all children with Down syndrome (DS), hospitalized in our medical center due to infection with respiratory syncytial virus. During the 9-year study period, there were 41 hospitalizations of 39 children with DS. Mean age was 1.3 years; mean duration of hospitalization was 10.9 days. Patients with DS were older than healthy controls with respiratory syncytial virus infection and needed longer hospitalization.

From the Department of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, affiliated with the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.

Accepted for publication February 5, 2010.

Address for correspondence: Orli Megged, MD, Infectious Diseases Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, P.O. Box 3235, Jerusalem 91031, Israel. E-mail: orlimegged@yahoo.com.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.