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Prevalence of upper respiratory tract infections at a tertiary care hospital in the city of São Paulo

Amilton Mouro, Luci Black Tabacow Hidal, Marines Dalla Valle Martino, Jacyr Pasternark

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1348

ABSTRACTObjective:To evaluate the prevalence of pathogens in the upper respiratory tract according to age at a tertiary care hospital in the city of São Paulo.Methods:A total of 6,144 biological material tests from upper respiratory airways were analyzed: 740 bacterial cultures, 726 virus screenings and 4,678 rapid tests for S. pyogenes.Results:The most frequently found etiological agent was respiratory syncytial virus (29.6%; 215/726). The main agents detected per age groups were: respiratory syncytial virus (25.34%; 184/726) in patients aged 28 days-3 years; […]