Predictors of Poor Outcomes Among Infants With Respiratory Syncytial Virus–associated Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Botswana Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Among children 1-23 months of age with respiratory syncytial virus-associated acute lower respiratory infection in Botswana, young age (<6 months), household use of wood as a cooking fuel, moderate or severe malnutrition and oxygen saturation <90% on room air were independent predictors of clinical nonresponse at 48 hours. Among HIV-uninfected infants less than six months of age, HIV exposure was associated with a higher risk of in-hospital mortality.

authors

  • Patel, Sweta M
  • Spees, Lisa
  • Smieja, Marek
  • Luinstra, Kathy
  • Steenhoff, Andrew P
  • Feemster, Kristen A
  • Arscott-Mills, Tonya
  • Boiditswe, Sefelani
  • Patel, Mohamed Z
  • Shah, Samir S
  • Cunningham, Coleen K
  • Kelly, Matthew S

publication date

  • May 2019