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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 50-54

High Prevalence of Human Rhinovirus in Pneumonia Suspected Children of Uttar Pradesh Region, India
Pooja Gaur1, Neena Srivastava2, Ravish Katiyar1, Nikky Nyari1, Dharam Veer Singh1, Sneha Ghildyal1 and Tapan N Dhole1*
1Department of Microbiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Department of Physiology, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow- 226003, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Childhood pneumonia is a common illness worldwide. Several bacteria and viruses can cause pneumonic illness among children. Respiratory viral infections are associated with childhood pneumonia up to 60% of the cases with high mortality rate. Human rhinoviruses (HRVs) associated pneumonia more likely to be occur in young children and older adults. The purpose of this study is to understand the prevalence of HRV in pneumonia suspected children of Uttar Pradesh region, using RT-PCR based molecular detection method. In this study 17.74 % children are found HRV positive. Children of 0 to 5 year age group are found more susceptible to infection with high HRV prevalence (68%). Clinical features of HRV confirmed pneumonic patients have been studied, among them 77% of patients were suffering from cough, followed by rhinitis (68.2%), sputum (63.6%), fever (59%), chest pain (54.5%) and shortness of breath (41%). Children showed clinical symptom of shortness of breath were below 5 years of age.

Keywords: Childhood pneumonia, Respiratory infections, Human Rhinoviruses, Mortality.

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Pooja Gaur, Neena Srivastava, Ravish Katiyar, Nikky Nyari, Dharam Veer Singh, Sneha Ghildyal and Tapan N Dhole. 2016. High Prevalence of Human Rhinovirus in Pneumonia Suspected Children of Uttar Pradesh Region, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 50-54. doi:
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