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dc.contributor.authorAnnamalay, A.
dc.contributor.authorLanaspa, M.
dc.contributor.authorKhoo, S.
dc.contributor.authorMadrid, L.
dc.contributor.authorAcácio, S.
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Guicheng
dc.contributor.authorLaing, I.
dc.contributor.authorGern, J.
dc.contributor.authorGoldblatt, J.
dc.contributor.authorBizzintino, J.
dc.contributor.authorLehmann, D.
dc.contributor.authorLe Souëf, P.
dc.contributor.authorBassat, Q.
dc.identifier.citationAnnamalay, A. and Lanaspa, M. and Khoo, S. and Madrid, L. and Acácio, S. and Zhang, G. and Laing, I. et al. 2016. Rhinovirus species and clinical features in children hospitalised with pneumonia from Mozambique. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 21 (9): pp. 1171-1180.

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Objectives: To describe the prevalence of human rhinovirus (RV) species in children hospitalised with pneumonia in Manhiça, Mozambique, and the associations between RV species and demographic, clinical and laboratory features. Methods: Nasopharyngeal aspirates were collected from children 0 to 10 years of age (n = 277) presenting to Manhiça District Hospital with clinical pneumonia. Blood samples were collected for HIV and malaria testing, blood culture and full blood counts, and a chest X-ray was performed. A panel of common respiratory viruses was investigated using two independent multiplex RT-PCR assays with primers specific for each virus and viral type. RV species and genotypes were identified by seminested PCR assays, sequencing and phylogenetic tree analyses. Results: At least one respiratory virus was identified in 206 (74.4%) children hospitalised with clinical pneumonia. RV was the most common virus identified in both HIV-infected (17 of 38, 44.7%) and HIV-uninfected (74 of 237, 31.2%; P = 0.100) children. RV-A was the most common RV species identified (47 of 275, 17.0%), followed by RV-C (35/275, 12.6%) and RV-B (8/275, 2.9%). Clinical presentation of the different RV species was similar and overlapping, with no particular species being associated with specific clinical features. Conclusions: RV-A and RV-C were the most common respiratory viruses identified in children hospitalised with clinical pneumonia in Manhiça. Clinical presentation of RV-A and RV-C was similar and overlapping.

dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.titleRhinovirus species and clinical features in children hospitalised with pneumonia from Mozambique
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleTropical Medicine and International Health
curtin.departmentSchool of Public Health
curtin.accessStatusOpen access via publisher

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