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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 2404-2407
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.806.286


Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Adults with Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Using Real-Time PCR Assay
Rajkumari Ahirwar1, Nikita Panwalkar1, Lalit Kumar2, Mahesh Rathore2 and Prabha Desikan1*
1Department of Microbiology, Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre, Raisen Bypass Road, Karond, Bhopal – 462038, India
2Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre, Raisen Bypass Road, Karond, Bhopal – 462038, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) causes pediatric pneumonia and lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in older adults and immunocompromised individuals. The Present study aims to determine the proportion of RSV infection in patients with acute LRTI. Two step quantitative reverse transcriptase real time PCR was carried out on 80 samples for detection of RSV. The proportion RSV infection in our patients was found to be 1.25%. Our study showed that RSV infection is not a common cause of LRTI in adults in this area. Early detection of RSV infection by qRT- PCR would help reduce morbidity & mortality in such patients.


Keywords: Respiratory syncytial virus, Adults, Lower respiratory tract infection, Real-Time PCR
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Rajkumari Ahirwar, Nikita Panwalkar, Lalit Kumar, Mahesh Rathore and Prabha Desikan. 2019. Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Adults with Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Using Real-Time PCR Assay.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 2404-2407. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.806.286