Prophylactic and Therapeutic Approaches Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Author(s): Silvina Coviello, Fernando P. Polack.

Abstract:

RSV is the main viral respiratory cause of hospitalization in infants and young children in the United States and in the world. This manuscript discusses the different established and experimental approaches to prevention and treatment of respiratory syncytial virus disease. Therapeutic and preventive strategies are examined considering the mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and protection.

Keywords: respiratory tract infections, immunity, ribavirin, bronchodilators

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Article Details

VOLUME: 4
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2005
Page: [67 - 73]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1568012052931188