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The prevalence of enteroviruses that cause respiratory infections in patients with influenzavirus A/H1N1 hospitalized ...

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 27, No. 3, Pages 199-201

Adrian Jarzynski, Agata Dubas, Malgorzata Polz-Dacewicz

Department of Virology, Medical University of Lublin, Chodzki 1, 20-093, Lublin, Poland


DOI: 10.1515/cipms-2015-0015

Abstract

The prevalence of enteroviruses that cause respiratory infections in patients with influenzavirus A/H1N1 hospitalized in the Lublin province

Viruses that cause respiratory tract infections are the most common agents of infectious diseases in humans throughout the world. A virus that infects the respiratory system, may induce various clinical symptoms. What is more, the same symptoms may be caused by different viruses. The aim of the study was to analyze the prevalence of enteroviruses that cause respiratory infections in patients with influenzavirus A/H1N1 hospitalized in the Lublin province. The experimental material was throat and nose swabs taken from patients hospitalized in Lublin and Tomaszów Lubelski. In the group of 44 patients (20 women and 24 men) infected with influenza A/H1N1, the genetic material of enteroviruses was detected in 13 patients (29.5%). Respiratory viruses co-infections are very common in hospitalized patients. Studies show that co-infection with influenza virus and enterovirus are more common in children than in adults. Moreover, viral respiratory tract infections are independent from the patients' gender.

 

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Keywords

influenzavirus, enterovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory infections, coinfection

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