Shi T Risk factors for RSV bronchiolitis systematic review J Global Health 2015

Meissner HC Viral bronchiolitis in children NEJM 2015


Viral bronchiolitis in children

Meissner HC. New England Journal of Medicine 2016; 374:62-72

Risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus associated with acute lower respiratory infection in children under five years: systematic review and meta-analysis

Shi T, et al. Journal of Global Health 2015; 5: 020416

  • What viruses are known to cause bronchiolitis?
  • What are the risk factors for severe RSV bronchiolitis?
  • What is the pathogenesis of RSV in the lungs and why does it get worse over the first 2-3 days?
  • Why is hospitalisation for bronchiolitis most common between 30 and 90 days of age?
  • After one episode of RSV bronchiolitis can a child get it again?

What treatments are recommended in the management of bronchiolitis?

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