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Pneumonia in Military Recruits Associated with Rhino-Viral Infections.

Ronald B. George, M.D.; and William J. Mogabgab, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1089-1090. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1089_3
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Rhinoviruses are a common cause of afebrile upper respiratory infections in adults and may cause severe febrile illnesses, including bronchitis and pneumonia, in children. Lower respiratory illness in adults is less common but has been observed in chronic bronchitis and after inoculation of healthy volunteers. Among several hundred airmen treated at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, from 1962 to 1965 for nonbacterial pneumonias, 16 were found to have a significant rise in antibody titer against rhinovirus types 1, 2, 29, 30, or 31 during their illness, without antibody response to other nonbacterial agents. Cultures of the throat and sputum were


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