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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012, Article ID 267028, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in an HIV-Positive Adult

1Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
2Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 575001, India

Received 12 June 2012; Accepted 13 August 2012

Academic Editors: C. L. Gibert, K. Lindan, and E. M. Stringer

Copyright © 2012 Aakriti Gupta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is commonly known to cause an influenza-like illness. However, it can also cause more severe disease in young children and older adults comprising of organ transplant patients with immunocompromised status. Till date, only four cases of RSV infections have been reported in HIV-positive adults. We describe here a case of HIV-positive female with relatively preserved immune function who presented with RSV infection requiring ventilation and showed improvement after prompt treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin.