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Acute bronchiolitis

Date: 2023-08-28

Topic: Acute bronchiolitis

  1. How did my child get bronchiolitis?

RSV bronchiolitis is a common, seasonal, lower respiratory tract infection that is easily transmissible.

  1. Can the child become reinfected?

Children can become reinfected with RSV bronchiolitis, and infection can occur more than once during the same respiratory season.

  1. Do patients with bronchiolitis need to be isolated?

RSV-positive patients need to be isolated with other RSV-positive patients and from uninfected patients. Patients receiving ribavirin should be kept in isolation.

  1. Will thy child develop asthma?

Recurrent wheezing has been described in up to 50% of infants with RSV bronchiolitis. However, most data are retrospective and observational. Whether RSV per se can contribute to the development of asthma and allergic sensitization remains unclear.

(Modified from 5-Minute Pediatric Consult book)

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