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Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

By Ann R. Falsey, Maria A. Formica, Patricia A. Hennessey, Mary M. Criddle, Wayne M. Sullender and Edward E. Walsh


Rationale: Recently, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) RNA has been identified by reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from a high percentage of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These data raise the possibility of persistent low-grade infection in this population, which could have implications in COPD pathogenesis

Topics: B. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Publisher: American Thoracic Society
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