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Volume 12, Number 10—October 2006

Letter

Influenza C Virus Infection in Children, Spain

Cristina Calvo*Comments to Author , Maria Luz García-García*, Miriam Centeno*, Pilar Pérez-Breña†, and Inmaculada Casas†
Author affiliations: *Severo Ochoa Hospital, Madrid, Spain; †Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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Characteristics of 6 children with influenza C virus infections, Spain 1999–2003*

Patient
Characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6
Age, mo. 12 15 24 3.5 11 7
Admission date Jan 2000 Feb 2000 Mar 2000 Jan 2002 Nov 2002 Feb 2003
Sex F M M F M F
Temperature >38.5°C Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fever duration, d 15 5 3 10 2 2
Chest radiograph Infiltrate Normal Infiltrate Normal Normal Infiltrate
Diagnosis Wheeze Wheeze Pneumonia Bronchiolitis Wheeze Wheeze
O2 saturation <95% No Yes No No Yes Yes
Days in hospital 9 8 2 2 2 13
Coinfection No No Adenovirus RSV-B RSV-B No
Diarrhea Yes† No Yes‡ No No Yes†

*RSV-B, respiratory syncytial virus B.
†Rotavirus in feces.
‡Adenovirus in feces.

*RSV-B, respiratory syncytial virus B.
†Rotavirus in feces.
‡Adenovirus in feces.

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