What are adenovirus infections?

Also known as: adenovirus.

Adenoviruses are a group of common contagious viruses that most often infect children 6 months to 2 years, causing fever with mild respiratory (breathing) diseases like the common “cold”, infection of the eyes (conjunctivitis), croup, bronchitis, bronchiolitis with wheezing, and pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs) in spring/early summer or winter; and less commonly intestinal, genitourinary, or neurological disease.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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