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Table 2 Life-threatening extrapulmonary complications of severe infection with respiratory syncytial virus

From: Extrapulmonary manifestations of severe respiratory syncytial virus infection – a systematic review

Organs affected Complication References
Brain Apnoeas; status epilepticus [19,20]
Heart Ventricular tachycardia; ventricular fibrillation; cardiogenic shock; complete heart block; pericardial tamponade [7,10,12]
Brain, liver and kidney Reye's syndrome [38]