Medical Dictionary: Human Parainfluenza Viruses

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Human Parainfluenza Viruses: Another name for Parainfluenza.
Human Parainfluenza Viruses (condition): Milder influenza-like infection

Human Parainfluenza Viruses: Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs) are second to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) as a common cause of lower respiratory tract disease in young children. Similar to RSV, HPIVs can cause repeated infections throughout life, usually manifested by an upper respiratory tract illness (e.g., a cold and/or sore throat).1

More information on medical condition: Parainfluenza:

1. excerpt from Human Parainfluenza Viruses: DVRD

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