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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Signs and symptoms
... For the first two or three days, the signs and symptoms of bronchiolitis are similar to those of a common cold: Runny nose Stuffy nose Slight fever (may or may not occur) After this, there may be two ...
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Causes
... The windpipe (trachea) is the main airway to your lungs. Within your lungs, the trachea branches off into two main breathing tubes called bronchi, one into your left lung and one into your right. With...
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Risk factors
... One of the greatest risk factors for getting bronchiolitis is being less than 6 months old, because the lungs and immune system aren''t yet fully developed. Boys tend to get bronchiolitis more frequen...
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When to seek medical advice
... Signs and symptoms of bronchiolitis usually go away on their own after seven to 10 days. But if you or your child has more than minor breathing problems, contact your pediatrician or family doctor. If...
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Screening and diagnosis
... Your doctor will likely listen to your child''s lungs with a stethoscope to check for wheezing, and prolonged breathing out (exhaling). These may indicate obstructed airflow in the bronchioles. In sev...
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