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Respiratory syncytial virus infection

Definition: infection with respiratory syncytial virus, an RNA virus of the genus Pneumovirus, in the family Paramyxoviridae, with a tendency to form syncytia in tissue culture, that causes minor respiratory infection with rhinitis and cough in adults, but is capable of causing severe bronchitis and bronchopneumonia in young children; first isolated from chimpanzees with respiratory disease. SYN chimpanzee coryza agent, Rs virus. It is a disease associated with HIV infection.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): RSV infection, respiratory syncytial virus infection, RSV infections

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