Basic Summary for Parainfluenza
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
1. excerpt from Human Parainfluenza Viruses: DVRD
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