Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for entry into study

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
Age less than 12 months of agePrevious hospital admissions with respiratory tract illnesses
Confirmed RSV infectionChronic respiratory illness
Informed parental consentCongenital heart disease
Randomisation within 12 hours of admissionPrematurity
Pre-existing immunodeficiencies
Recent exposure to varicella or tuberculosis
Prolonged exposure to systemic steroids
  • RSV, respiratory syncytial virus.