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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association|
|State||Published - Jul 17 1972|
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