Respiratory viruses and atypical bacteria triggering severe asthma exacerbation in children.
Publication in refereed journal


摘要1. Respiratory viruses and atypical bacteria were detected in 51.0% of Hong Kong children with asthma exacerbations, which was significantly higher than the detection rate of 27.3% in children with chronic stable asthma. 2. Co-infections of two or more respiratory pathogens were more commonly found in children with asthma exacerbations (10.7%) than in patients with stable asthma (2.6%). 3. Human rhinovirus infection was a significant risk factor for asthma exacerbations. 4. There was no significant association between the severity of asthma exacerbations and respiratory viral or atypical bacterial infections. 5. Routine use of macrolide antibiotics in the treatment of childhood asthma exacerbations should be discouraged.
著者Leung T.F., Chan P.K., Wong G.W., Fok T.F., Ng P.C.
期刊名稱Hong Kong Medical Journal
卷號19 Suppl 4
出版社Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press
出版地Hong Kong
頁次11 - 14

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