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Volume 25, Number 7—July 2019

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Homeless Populations, Washington, USA

Jim Boonyaratanakornkit1Comments to Author , Seda Ekici1, Amalia Magaret, Kathryn Gustafson, Emily Scott, Micaela Haglund, Jane Kuypers, Ronald Pergamit, John Lynch, and Helen Y. Chu
Author affiliations: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA (J. Boonyaratanakornkit, S. Ekici, A. Magaret, K. Gustafson, E. Scott, M. Haglund, J. Kuypers, J. Lynch, H.Y. Chu); Harborview Medical Center, Seattle (J. Boonyaratanakornkit, R. Pergamit)

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Table 2

Clinical characteristics of patients admitted with RSV infection or influenza, Washington, USA, 2012–2017*

Characteristic RSV, n = 158 Influenza, n = 712 Univariable p value
Mean length of hospital stay, d 5.5 4.6 0.67
ICU admission 39 (25) 123 (17) 0.041
Mean length of ICU stay, d 3.5 3.6 0.86
Readmission within 30 d 40 (25) 79 (11) <0.001
Patients fitting SIRS criteria at admission 78 (49) 309 (43) 0.18
Antimicrobial drugs used† 84 (53) 224 (31) <0.001
Steroids used 22 (14) 61 (9) 0.05
Deaths 7 (4) 21 (3) 0.61

*Values are no. (%) unless otherwise noted. Four patients were admitted twice with influenza, and 1 patient was admitted twice with RSV infection. ICU, intensive care unit; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus; SIRS, systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
†Included vancomycin, ceftriaxone, meropenem, azithromycin, levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, amoxicillin, piperacillin/tazobactam, or ampicillin.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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