Table 1

Microbiological investigations and diagnostic criteria

  • Respiratory viruses tested were: RSV, influenza A+B, parainfluenza 1, 2, and 3 virus, and adenovirus.

  • ASOT, antistreptolysin O titre; ELISA, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay; IF, immunofluorescence; CPS, capsular polysaccharide antigen; CIE, countercurrent immunoelectrophoresis; PCR, polymerase chain reaction; CF, complement fixation.