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Author Notes:

Address correspondence to Colleen S. Kraft, colleen.kraft@emory.edu.

Colleen S. Kraft and Jesse T. Jacob contributed equally to this study.

We report no competing interests.

Approval was obtained for retrospective chart review from the Emory University Institutional Review Board.


Research Funding:

C.S.K. received funding from the NIH KL2 RR025009.

Severity of Human Rhinovirus Infection in Immunocompromised Adults Is Similar to That of 2009 H1N1 Influenza


Journal Title:

Journal of Clinical Microbiology


Volume 50, Number 3


, Pages 1061-1063

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This retrospective chart review of patients at a tertiary referral center compares characteristics and clinical features of patients diagnosed with human rhinovirus (HRV) infection to those of patients with 2009 H1N1 influenza A (pH1N1) during the pandemic respiratory season of 2009 to 2010. Hospital admission rates, intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, and mortality were not statistically different between the HRV and pH1N1 groups; however, more patients in the HRV group were considered immunocompromised.

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