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Volume 20, Number 5—May 2014

Dispatch

Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Soldiers, South Korea, April 2011–March 2012

Jung Yeon Heo1, Ji Eun Lee1, Hye Kang Kim, and Kang-Won ChoeComments to Author 
Author affiliations: The Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, South Korea (J.Y. Heo, J.E. Lee, K.-W. Choe); Catholic University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (H.K. Kim)

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Table 1

Causes of and diagnoses for acute lower respiratory tract infections in soldiers, South Korea, April 2011–March 2012

Virus identified Clinical diagnosis, no. (%) patients
Pneumonia, n = 58 Tracheobronchitis, n = 25 Bronchiolitis, n = 4 Total, N = 87
Adenovirus† 46 (79.3) 9 (36.0) 0 55 (63.2)
Influenza A 10 (17.2) 14 (56.0) 2 (50.0) 26 (29.9)
Influenza B 2 (3.5) 2 (8.0) 0 4 (4.6)
Rhinovirus group A† 2 (3.5) 1 (4.0) 0 3 (3.4)
Parainfluenza 0 0 2 (50.0) 2 (2.3)

*A total of 207 nasopharyngeal swab specimens were collected from soldiers with acute lower respiratory infections. Within 3 days of collection, the specimens were tested against 12 respiratory viruses at GClabs (Yongin-si, South Korea) by using Seeplex RV12 ACE Detection (Seegene, Seoul, South Korea).
†Three patients were co-infected with rhinovirus group A infection and adenovirus.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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