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November 1985

Fatal Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Autopsy Pathology Division of the Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore.

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(11):1111-1114. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140130049028

• We encountered two cases of fatal respiratory syncytial virus infection in infants. Both patients had severe anatomic abnormalities in the thymus, probably due to severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

(AJDC 1985;139:1111-1114)