RSV Pneumonia in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Ayar G., Şahin S., UYSAL YAZICI M., Parlakay Ozkaya A., TEZER H.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION, vol.8, no.1, pp.12-17, 2014 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ced.2014.1587
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-17
  • Keywords: Respiratory syncytial virus, risk factors, children
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common and fatal cause of bronchiolitis and severe pneumonia, especially in infants. Its morbidity and mortality are unpredictably high in critically ill patients. The aim of our study is to identify high-risk patients for early diagnosis and treatment of RSV pneumonia in the pediatric intensive care unit and to reduce hospitalizations and mortality. We want to emphasize the importance of vaccination and followup for the protection of other viral or bacterial pneumonia once again.