Respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis in a tertiary care neonatal intensive care unit

Ben Z. Katz, Christine Sullivan

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Abstract

Nosocomial transmission of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a serious, preventable cause of RSV infection. Passive RSV prophylaxis became available in 1996. We compared the RSV nosocomial infection rate in our neonatal intensive care unit before and after RSV prophylaxis, using nosocomial rotavirus infections as a comparator. There were no significant differences between nosocomial RSV infection rates before and after institution of prophylaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)842-844
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Neonatal intensive care unit
  • Palivizumab
  • Prophylaxis
  • Respiratory syncytial virus
  • Respiratory syncytial virus-immune globulin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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