Alan S, Okulu E, Kiliç A, Atasay B, Arsan S. Palivizumab use during respiratory syncytial virus outbreak in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Hosp Infect. 2012 Aug;81(4):292-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2012.05.011. Epub 2012 Jun 20. PubMed PMID: 22727129.
We read with great interest the papers by Dizdar et al. and by O’Connell et al. about the use of palivizumab during a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) outbreak in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), suggesting that palivizumab administration might have a role in controlling RSV outbreak and recommended early administration of palivizumab to terminate transmission as quickly as possible.1,2 We recently experienced a similar outbreak in our NICU, and controlled it according to the suggestions made in this paper.