Basic Summary for Parainfluenza


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Main name of condition: Parainfluenza
Other names or spellings: Human Parainfluenza Viruses, HPIV


What is Parainfluenza?
  Brief description of Parainfluenza: Milder influenza-like infection
  Parent types of Parainfluenza: Viral condition, Respiratory conditions, Lung conditions
  Organs Affected by Parainfluenza: respiratory, lung
  Types of Parainfluenza: HPIV-1, HPIV-2, HPIV-3, HPIV-4, HPIV-4a, HPIV-4b
Who gets Parainfluenza?
  Profile for Parainfluenza: The highest rates of serious HPIV illnesses occur among young children.1
How serious is Parainfluenza?
  Complications of Parainfluenza: see complications of Parainfluenza
What causes Parainfluenza?
  Class of Condition for Parainfluenza: viral
What are the symptoms of Parainfluenza?
  Incubation period for Parainfluenza: The incubation period for HPIVs is generally from 1 to 7 days.1
  Symptoms of Parainfluenza: see symptoms of Parainfluenza
Can anyone else get Parainfluenza?
  More information: see contagiousness of Parainfluenza
How is it treated?
  Prevention of Parainfluenza: see prevention of Parainfluenza

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Human Parainfluenza Viruses: DVRD

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