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parainfluenza

(păr′ə-ĭn′flo͞o-ĕn′zə)
n.
Any of several genera of paramyxoviruses that are similar to the viruses that cause influenza and are associated with various respiratory infections, especially in children.

parainfluenza

Infectious disease A virus that causes URIs–up to 50% of croup and 10–15% of bronchiolitis, bronchitis, pneumonias in toddlers Clinical Rhinorrhea, cold-like Sx Risk factors Preschool children; by school age most children have been exposed to parainfluenza virus; most adults have antibodies against parainfluenza. Cf Influenza.

parainfluenza

An infection with a parainfluenza virus. This is usually no more than a common cold, but sometimes parainfluenza viruses cause serious illnesses featuring CROUP and PNEUMONIA.
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