Table 1: Previous case reports of RSV in HIV-positive adults.

Study CD4 count at presentation (cells/cu mm)Diagnostic techniqueRSV-specific management

Murphy and Rose [5]170Culture of bronchial washingsNone
Sriskandan and Shaunak [6]130Immunofluorescence of bronchial lavageRibavirin
Voigt et al. [3]8 RT-PCRaNone
Cunha et al. [4]43Bronchoscopy washings cytologyNone
Our study409Bronchial lavage ELISAb IVIGc

aRT-PCR: reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. bELISA: enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. cIVIG: intravenous immunoglobulin.