Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: RSV causes bronchiolitis in small children and can also pose a significant threat to immunocompromised and elderly adults.
In children, RSV is the most common etiology of bronchiolitis. In one study, testing of 277 samples revealed 176 (64%) positive for RSV, 44 (16%) for rhinovirus, 26 (9%) for hMPV, 17 (6%) for Flu A, and none for Flu B. [PMID 18275439].
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|Population / Calculator||Prevalence||Comments / Study / Link|
|Bronchiolitis in children||12%||Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Feb;15(2):111-8. PMID: 18275439|
The sensitivity and specificity of findings for Respiratory Syncytial Virus are listed below. See the left navigation bar to change the display.