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Most viral respiratory infections in NICU are asymptomatic

Key clinical point: Only 43% of viral respiratory infections in preemies in a neonatal ICU were symptomatic.

Major finding: About 39% of preterm infants below 32 weeks’ gestation in a neonatal ICU experienced a viral respiratory infection.

Study details: This was a 2-year, prospective, observational, single-center study of 148 premature infants in a neonatal ICU.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no relevant financial disclosures.

Citation:

REPORTING FROM ESPID 2019