Predictors of Poor Outcomes among Infants with Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Associated Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Botswana.

TitlePredictors of Poor Outcomes among Infants with Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Associated Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Botswana.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPatel SM, Spees L, Smieja M, Luinstra K, Steenhoff AP, Feemster KA, Arscott-Mills T, Boiditswe S, Patel MZ, Shah SS, Cunningham CK, Kelly MS
JournalPediatr Infect Dis J
Date Published2018 Dec 05
ISSN1532-0987
Abstract

Among children one to 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 non-response 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.

DOI10.1097/INF.0000000000002168
Alternate JournalPediatr. Infect. Dis. J.
PubMed ID30543564