Bronchiolitis is inflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest air passages of the lungs. Causes The term usually refers to acute viral bronchiolitis, a common disease in infancy. This is most commonly caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV, also known as human pneumovirus). (J210) Other viruses which may cause this illness include metapneumovirus, influenza, parainfluenza, coronavirus and rhinovirus. Presentation In a typical case, an infant under twelve months of age develops co ...
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Bronchiolitis and Your Child
... What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is a viral infection of the lungs, which causes the bronchioles to swell, making breathing difficult. It occurs most often in children under age 2 during winter an...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... Bronchiolitis is an infection of the lung''s airways. It most often occurs in young children, commonly between 3 and 6 months of age. About one in nine babies gets bronchiolitis in his or her first ye...
Source: MayoClinic

COPD
... Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease in which the lung is damaged, making it hard to breathe. In COPD, the airways-the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs-are partl...
Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

   

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