Severe Bronchiolitis in Children

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-257
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2003


  • Bronchiolitis
  • Coryza
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dehydration
  • Respiratory syncytial virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy


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