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Low incidence of respiratory syncytial virus hospitalisations in haemodynamically significant congenital heart disease
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    Dear Editor,

    We greatly appreciate the interest of Feltes and Simoes in our study, but we are somewhat surprised by the intensity of their allegations. The large number of unrelated flaws they claim to find in the methods we used suggests that Feltes and Simoes have a fundamentally different view of how these data should be interpreted. In our opinion, their critique is mostly unjustified and requires a firm rebut...

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    Dear Editor,

    Patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) have been reported by many authors to have high rates of hospitalisation, morbidity and mortality associated with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory tract illness.[1-3] However, in a recent paper in the Archives of Diseases in Children Duppenthaler et al reported a substantially lower incidence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)...

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