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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 5687490, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5687490
Case Report

Parainfluenza 3 Respiratory Infection Associated with Pericardial Effusion in a Very Low Birthweight Infant

1Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Hospital Clínico San Carlos (IdISSC), Madrid, Spain
2Division of Neonatology, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Hospital Clínico San Carlos (IdISSC), Madrid, Spain

Correspondence should be addressed to Cristina Aranda Cazón; moc.liamtoh@anitsirc.adnara

Received 19 June 2017; Revised 10 September 2017; Accepted 27 September 2017; Published 24 October 2017

Academic Editor: Alexandre R. Marra

Copyright © 2017 Cristina Aranda Cazón 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.

Abstract

Parainfluenza 3 virus is a frequent cause of respiratory infections in the pediatric population although it is uncommonly diagnosed in neonates, being usually reported as neonatal intensive care unit microepidemics. We report a case of parainfluenza 3 respiratory infection associated with pericardial effusion in a very low birthweight infant.