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Viral Infections in Intensive Care Unit Patients

Donya Taghizadeh Maleki, Amir Mohammad Goudarzi, Morvarid Golrokh Mofrad, Ebrahim Faghihloo




Background and Aim: Viral infections in the intensive care units (ICUs) often involve the central nervous system or respiratory tract. These infections can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Science the fact that there is effective treatment against some viruses, knowing the viruses that cause infections in ICU can be a great help in managing these patients. Hence, the study reviewed the major viruses in the ICU. Materials and Methods: We searched published articles on trends of viral infections in the intensive care units (ICUs). The articles were retrieved from databases of PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, and MEDLINE. Conclusion: Due to the significant outbreak of viruses in the ICU and the presence of effective treatments against some viruses, knowing the important viruses in this area and rapid diagnosing and treatment can be important


virus, infection, ICU


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/nbm.v7i2.24501