Parainfluenza Pneumonia in Adults

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

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Abstract

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 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume221
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 17 1972
Externally publishedYes

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Paramyxoviridae Infections
Pneumonia
Viruses
Antibodies
Military Personnel
Pleural Effusion

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Parainfluenza Pneumonia in Adults. / Wenzel, Richard P.; McCormick, David P.; Beam, Walter E.

In: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 221, No. 3, 17.07.1972, p. 294-295.

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Wenzel, Richard P. ; McCormick, David P. ; Beam, Walter E. / Parainfluenza Pneumonia in Adults. In: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 1972 ; Vol. 221, No. 3. pp. 294-295.
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