Incidence of Bacterial Coinfection with a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Iin Hospitalized Children Below Five Years


  • Dr. Ali Hamed kadhum Aldulaimy F.I.B.M.S., D.C.H., M.B.Ch.B. (Pediatrics) Iraqi Ministry of Health, Babil Health Directorate, Ali Obeis Hospital Almadhatya District, Babil, Iraq.
  • Dr. Laith Jasim Khejani F.I.B.M.S., M.R.C.P.C.H., M.B.Ch.B. (Pediatrics) Iraqi Ministry of Health, Babil Health Directorate, Ali Obeis Hospital Almadhatya District, Babil, Iraq.
  • Yahya. K. Neamah MSc. Medical Microbiology Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Medical College \ Babylon University, Babil, Iraq.



Children, Syncytial Viral Infection, Hospital, Under Five, ARIs.


Background: Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are a crucial motive of mortality and morbidity in youngsters under five in the growing usa.

Objective: RSV and different breathing viruses are commonly co-detected with doubtlessly pathogenic bacteria, which include Streptococcus pneumoniae, within the top airways of young children. While these bacteria are acknowledged to be carried asymptomatically, they're additionally able to opportunistic infections.

Material and methods:  The present study blanketed a total of (100) samples (entire blood, serum samples, nasopharyngeal swabs, and respiratory tract secretions) have been collected from sufferers affected by breathing tract troubles who were admitted to AL-Hashmia General Hospital and Babylon Maternity and Children Hospital during a length of three months from (November 2022 to January 2023).

Result: The end result of the present-day study is that there was a considerable affiliation between RSV and Mycoplasma pneumonia. Moreover, there have been a vast association among Co-viral contamination and Legionella peumophila serogroup 1.

       Discussion: and conclusion:  The immunoflorecent take a look at for RSV was observed to be touchy at 10% and 97.5% precise. While the PPV became calculated at 50%, the NPV changed into 81%. The typical accuracy of the take a look at changed into eighty persent. The current information at the mechanisms underlying bacterial and viral interactions inside the respiration tract have been summarized in this examine.


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How to Cite

Dr. Ali Hamed kadhum Aldulaimy, Dr. Laith Jasim Khejani, & Yahya. K. Neamah. (2023). Incidence of Bacterial Coinfection with a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Iin Hospitalized Children Below Five Years. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH SYSTEMS AND MEDICAL SCIENCES, 2(11), 118–123.