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Table 3 Prevalence of viruses in acute and stable asthmatics

From: Distribution and seasonality of rhinovirus and other respiratory viruses in a cross-section of asthmatic children in Trinidad, West Indies

Virus Acute (N= 70) Stable (N= 80)
  No. % No. %
Total virus ( p = 0.018) 24 34.3 14 17.5
Virus not present 46 65.7 66 82.5
RV ( p = 0.005) 18 25.7 7 8.8
RV/Total virus 0.75 75.0 0.50 50.0
RSVA 0 0.0 0 0.0
RSV B 2 2.9 4 5.0
Influenza A 2 2.9 0 0.0
Influenza B 0 0.0 0 0.0
Coronavirus OC43 1 1.4 0 0.0
Coronavirus NL63 0 0.0 1 1.3
Coronavirus 229E 0 0.0 0 0.0
Coronavirus SARS 0 0.0 0 0.0
EV 1 1.4 2 2.5
PIV 1 1 1.4 0 0.0
PIV 2 1 1.4 0 0.0
PIV 3 0 0.0 0 0.0
hMPV 0 0.0 1 1.3
Adenovirus 0 0.0 0 0.0
Co-infection with 2 viruses 2 2.9 1 1.3
   -Influenza A & RSV B 1 1.4 0 0.0
   - Influenza A &RV 1 1.4 0 0.0
   - RV & RSV B 0 0.0 1 1.3