Bronchopneumonia with Serious Sequelae in Children with Evidence of Adenovirus Type 21 InfectionBr Med J 1969; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5636.73 (Published 11 January 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;1:73
- W. R. Lang,
- C. W. Howden,
- Jocelyn Laws,
- J. F. Burton
Twenty-five cases of severe pneumonitis occurring among children aged 3 to 18 months were observed in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1965. An apparent relationship was established between a uniform disease picture and recovery of adenovirus type 21. Two died, and of the survivors 60% had permanent lung damage, probably resulting from obliterative bronchiolitis. Twenty per cent. were left with proved bronchiectasis. The possible relationships of adenovirus pneumonia to malnutrition or a genetic factor on the one hand and to the development of bronchiectasis on the other are discussed.