The occasional association of adenoviruses with severe and fatal infections has been reported,1-12 and most of the infections were related to adenovirus type 3, 7, or 21. Adenovirus type 35 is a recently recognized serotype that was recovered from a patient who had a renal transplant and who died of disseminated adenovirus infection.13 Recently, we observed a severe adenovirus type 35 infection in a 2-year-old child. As far as we can determine, ours is the first report of a fatal infection caused by adenovirus type 35 in a child.
Report of a Case.—A 2-year-old girl was brought to the emergency room of Charity Hospital of New Orleans with a grand mal seizure and a rectal temperature of 39.9 °C. She had been hospitalized five times previously for recurrent pneumonia and had been discharged from the hospital one week before the present admission. Since that time, she had
KIM KS, GOHD RS. Fatal Pneumonia Caused by Adenovirus Type 35. Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(5):473-475. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130290069023