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Respiratory syncytial virus and streptococcus pneumoniae co-infection in an elderly individual within a familial cluster


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei City, Taiwan
2 Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei City, Taiwan
3 Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei City, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Yung-Chih Wang,
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, 7F, No. 325, Section 2, Cheng-Kung Road, Neihu 114, Taipei
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_318_21

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common pathogen that causes respiratory tract infection and has been found to co-infect with other bacteria. Although the virus can cause morbidity and mortality in the elderly, RSV-bacteria co-infection had rarely been reported. In this paper, we reported the case of an elderly woman with RSV and Streptococcus pneumoniae co-infection in a familial cluster during the COVID-19 pandemic era. The patient was treated appropriately and showed complete recovery.


 

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