Parainfluenza Pneumonia in Adults

Richard P. Wenzel, David P. McCormick, Walter E. Beam

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Parainfluenza virus, frequently a cause of respiratory disease in children, is uncommonly associated with illness in adults. A study sample of 160 incoming Marine Corps recruits showed that 25% to 48% had no detectable complement-fixing antibody to one or more of the three parainfluenza viruses. The remaining trainees had low levels of preexisting antibody. Five men were hospitalized with parainfluenzarelated pneumonia, including one with a moderate pleural effusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-295
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 17 1972
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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