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A cell-mediated cytotoxic response to respiratory syncytial (RSV) was demonstrated in the peripheral blood of 4 of 22 infants with acute bronchiolitis. These 4 infants were aged 3 weeks to 3 months. No such response was found in infants older than 4 months. All 4 infants with a positive response had mild infections.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Lancet

Publication Date

03/10/1987

Volume

2

Pages

769 - 771

Keywords

Aging, Bronchiolitis, Viral, Cytotoxicity, Immunologic, Humans, Infant, Respiratory Syncytial Viruses, Respirovirus Infections, T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic