Virus respiratoires: aspects epidemiologiques, impact clinique et prise en charge. [Respiratory viruses: epidemiologic features, clinical impact, and management]

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serval:BIB_BBA4FA822C4C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
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Titre
Virus respiratoires: aspects epidemiologiques, impact clinique et prise en charge. [Respiratory viruses: epidemiologic features, clinical impact, and management]
Périodique
Revue Médicale de la Suisse Romande
Auteur(s)
Meylan  P.
ISSN
0035-3655 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
03/2003
Volume
123
Numéro
3
Pages
143-50
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: Mar
Résumé
Respiratory viral infections are the most frequent cause for morbidity in humans. Among the different etiological agents, influenza virus causes a disproportionate fraction of morbidity and mortality among the elderly and patients with chronic conditions, who have been traditionally the target of the bulk of preventive measures. Recent epidemiological studies though have demonstrated an important role for influenza viruses to cause morbidity among infants. Conversely, Respiratory Syncytial Virus appears also capable to cause substantial morbidity in adults. Influenza prevention and treatment requires the integrated use of vaccines and of antivirals, including the new neuraminidase inhibitors, either as chemoprophylactic or as chemotherapeutic agents. The implementation of current guidelines is a challenge for all the health care workers involved, even though their cost effectiveness is well demonstrated. In addition, considering the recent epidemiological data, should these guidelines be amended to include young children in groups to be vaccinated?
Mots-clé
Adolescent Adult Aged Algorithms Child Child, Preschool Humans Influenza Vaccines Influenza, Human/therapy Middle Aged Respiratory Tract Infections/diagnosis/epidemiology/therapy/*virology
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