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Table 3 Viral PCR results among preterm and term infants with bronchiolitis

From: Prematurity, a significant predictor for worse outcome in viral bronchiolitis: a comparative study in infancy

Viruses Viral positive in preterm infants
n = 36
N (%)
Viral positive in term infants
n = 53
N (%)
*P value
RSV 24 (32.4) 45 (57) 0.003
Adenovirus 12 (16.2) 4 (5.1) 0.033
h-MPV 4 (5.4) 1 (1.3) 0.198
Influenza A 8 (10.8) 2 (2.5) 0.051
Influenza B 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Para-influenza 1 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Para-influenza 3 2 (2.7) 6 (7.6) 0.278
Mixed viral infection 12 (16.2) 5 (6.3) 0.071
Co-infection with bacterial 12 (16.2) 7 (8.9) 0.221
  1. *P values < 0.05 is statistically significant