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Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2003 Dec;25(3):249-57.

Severe bronchiolitis in children.

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Pediatrics Pulmonary Division, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA. sjhawar@ucdavis.edu

Abstract

Bronchiolitis is a common, acute, contagious lower respiratory tract illness of infants and young children. The majority of cases are secondary to respiratory syncytial virus. There are a number of risk factors for severe disease, including children less than six weeks of age and patients with atopy and/or asthma. The management requires vigilant monitoring and high-quality supportive care, including impressive use of fluids and nutritional support. Further research on anti-virals is essential to prevent respiratory syncytial virus induced bronchiolitis. Fortunately, the prognosis for the majority of normal infants who develop bronchiolitis is good.

PMID:
14716070
DOI:
10.1385/CRIAI:25:3:249
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