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Characterisation of winter respiratory viral infections in patients with asthma and COPD in Qatar.
Arch Virol 2013; 158(5):1079-83AV

Abstract

Respiratory viruses in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma have not been characterised in Qatar. This study aimed to identify the most common viral strains responsible for respiratory tract infections in asthma/COPD patients (without exacerbations) in Qatar during the winter season (2008-2009). Nasal swabs from patients with asthma/COPD and respiratory symptoms were evaluated for 15 common viruses. 200 adult patients (190 with asthma and 10 with COPD) were enrolled. Viral infections were present in 36 out of 200 patients (18 %). Cough and wheezing were the most common symptoms. Rhinovirus was the most common causative agent, followed by coronaviruses. Our findings confirm previous reports of rhinovirus prevalence in respiratory tract infections in asthma/COPD. A countrywide survey to confirm our findings is warranted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Qatar University, P.O. BOX 2713, Doha, Qatar. aaja@qu.edu.qaNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23242778

Citation

Althani, Asma, et al. "Characterisation of Winter Respiratory Viral Infections in Patients With Asthma and COPD in Qatar." Archives of Virology, vol. 158, no. 5, 2013, pp. 1079-83.
Althani A, Bushra S, Shaath N, et al. Characterisation of winter respiratory viral infections in patients with asthma and COPD in Qatar. Arch Virol. 2013;158(5):1079-83.
Althani, A., Bushra, S., Shaath, N., & Sattar, H. A. (2013). Characterisation of winter respiratory viral infections in patients with asthma and COPD in Qatar. Archives of Virology, 158(5), pp. 1079-83. doi:10.1007/s00705-012-1576-4.
Althani A, et al. Characterisation of Winter Respiratory Viral Infections in Patients With Asthma and COPD in Qatar. Arch Virol. 2013;158(5):1079-83. PubMed PMID: 23242778.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Characterisation of winter respiratory viral infections in patients with asthma and COPD in Qatar. AU - Althani,Asma, AU - Bushra,Sumbul, AU - Shaath,Noor, AU - Sattar,Hisham A, Y1 - 2012/12/14/ PY - 2012/09/12/received PY - 2012/11/06/accepted PY - 2012/12/18/entrez PY - 2012/12/18/pubmed PY - 2013/6/20/medline SP - 1079 EP - 83 JF - Archives of virology JO - Arch. Virol. VL - 158 IS - 5 N2 - Respiratory viruses in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma have not been characterised in Qatar. This study aimed to identify the most common viral strains responsible for respiratory tract infections in asthma/COPD patients (without exacerbations) in Qatar during the winter season (2008-2009). Nasal swabs from patients with asthma/COPD and respiratory symptoms were evaluated for 15 common viruses. 200 adult patients (190 with asthma and 10 with COPD) were enrolled. Viral infections were present in 36 out of 200 patients (18 %). Cough and wheezing were the most common symptoms. Rhinovirus was the most common causative agent, followed by coronaviruses. Our findings confirm previous reports of rhinovirus prevalence in respiratory tract infections in asthma/COPD. A countrywide survey to confirm our findings is warranted. SN - 1432-8798 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23242778/Characterisation_of_winter_respiratory_viral_infections_in_patients_with_asthma_and_COPD_in_Qatar_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00705-012-1576-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -