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Respiratory syncytial virus and Staphylococcus aureus coinfection in children hospitalized with pneumonia.

Abstract

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection might facilitate bacterial infection. We describe 5 patients with RSV among 30 children admitted to pediatric hospitals in Atlanta between October 1, 2006 and April 30, 2007 with community-onset Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. RSV-S. aureus patients were younger and had less medical comorbidity than those without RSV.

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