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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients in NICU with RSV positive test

From: Respiratory syncytial virus outbreak in neonatal intensive care unit: Impact of infection control measures plus palivizumab use

  GA (weeks) Birth weight (grams) Age (days) at RSV diagnose Time of viral excretion Underlying condition Respiratory symptoms Symptoms
Index case 27 965 g 79 2 weeks PDA/BPD Yes - MV due to RSV infection Yes
1 27 830 g 65 Negative control* Hydrocelle/GI Malformation YES – MV due to RSV infection Yes
2 27 585 g 46 3 weeks RDS/PDA/inguinal hernia MV - Worsening of parameters Yes
3 26 560 g 80 5 weeks RDS/PDA/BPD MV – worsening of parameters Yes
4 33 1720 g 97 Negative control* Onphalocele/PDA/PH/BPD n-CPAP due to RSV Yes
5 25 795 g 51 3 weeks RDS/PDA/ARF MV–worsening of parameter s Yes
6 34 2575 g 38 3 weeks RDS Previous in MV No
7 25 715 g 26 2 weeks RDS/PDA Previous in MV No
8 25 650 g 26 2 weeks RDS/PDA/BPD MV – worsening of parameter s Yes
9 27 1230 g 32 Negative control* RDS/PDA No – No 02 Support No
10 32 2150 g 37 2 weeks RDS No – No 02 support No
  1. GA = Gestational Age; PDA = patent ductus arteriosus; BD = Bronchopulmonary dysplasia; RDS = Respiratory distress syndrome; GI = Gastrointestinal; PH = Pulmonary hypertension; ARF = acute renal failure; MV = Mechanical ventilation; n-CPAP: nasal continuous positive airway pressure.
  2. *Negative Control – negative test on the 14th day after diagnostic.