This research study involves studying the genes that may affect how ill you become during
respiratory infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is a virus that often
causes common colds.
Cytokines are chemicals that are naturally made by your body. Cytokine levels are increased
in some people when they have common colds or wheezing caused by respiratory syncytial virus
(RSV). The purpose of this study is to study the genes that may control cytokine levels
during infection with RSV in the elderly population.
- Subjects > 65 years of age diagnosed with RSV-induced respiratory illness
- Diagnosis (based upon ICD-9-CM codes) for pneumonia, upper respiratory illness,
bronchitis, COPD, asthma, viral illness, or congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Willing to sign informed consent.
- Not willing to sign informed consent.
- Subjects less that 65 years of age
- Subjects not diagnosed with a respiratory illness