Rsv bronchiolitis

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368785 tn?1270432283 Diagnosed with RSV and Bronchiolitis.
Avatar n tn Bronchiolitis is usually caused by a viral infection, most commonly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV infections are responsible for more than half of all cases of bronchiolitis and are most widespread in the winter and early spring. ___________ It sounds like the relationship of bronchiolitis and asthma is still being studied. In the meantime, I would work to ease the other factors, such as exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke, that he might be exposed to. Good luck!
Avatar n tn The most common cause of bronchiolitis is a virus called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), most commonly occurring in epidemics in late fall and winter each year. RSV affects almost all infants. Bronchiolitis can be a severe disease, but only about 1% of affected children require hospitalization. Premature infants and infants with underlying heart and lung disease are most at risk for severe, even life-threatening infections.
Avatar f tn Bronchiolitis is often caused by RSV, but I bet other viruses can cause it. Bronchiolitis affects the lower respiratory tract, is not an issue with adults because their airways are larger than an infants which explains why children up to 18 months are most susceptable, especially premies. Here is a link that describes bronchiolitis and causes better: I really wish I could be of more help.
Avatar n tn Some w/ ear inf., others with RSV, and some with bronchiolitis. My son has not been that sick. He has had two bouts of bronchiolitis (9mths apart)and a sinus infection, all in one year. He has had congestion that he can't get rid of and a cough ( not nearly as bad as others I have read). Although sometimes his cough makes him vomit. I guess my question is this.....Could he have been misdiagnosed? Or are there less severe symptoms that go along with RAD? Please help!
Avatar f tn When that occurs it would be apparent on both chest X-ray and at autopsy. Were RSV bronchiolitis to have been the cause of death, that should have been evident at autopsy, even if the RSV was not isolated and identified. That neither was the case makes it highly likely that your daughter did not die of RSV infection of the lungs. With RVS infection of the central nervous system, involvement of the center that controls breathing might have been a factor.
Avatar n tn My daughter is six years old and has been complaining about lung pain on and off for some time. Recently it became a little more severe. She has had pneumonia twice, and bronchiolitis five or six times. She has also had the croop and another lung problem at nine months but I can't remember the name of it. It may have been called RSV. I don't have health insurance and I want to directly to the appropriate doctor and not waste time or money with a referral.
Avatar n tn Two subtypes of RSV have been identified, one of which causes most of the severe bronchiolitis infections. In addition, bronchiolitis can be caused by influenza, parainfluenza, and adenoviruses, all of which are common from fall through spring. These viruses are spread in tiny drops of fluid from an infected person's nose and mouth through direct contact, such as shaking hands, or kissing.
Avatar f tn My daughter is 2 years old. About 9 months ago she got RSV and phemonia and was hospitalized. Since then she's been hospitalized 7 times. They thought she may have got asthma from the RSV which is common, but they don't think so anymore. She can't handle the common cold. Her O2 stats go down to 86, breaths per minute around 60. The olds she gets aren't even bad. It could just be a stuffy nose. They usually give her breathing treaments and steriods. Neither seem to really help.
Avatar n tn Acute bronchiolitis is mainly a viral disease. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes more than 50% of cases. Bronchiolitis can also be due to parainfluenza, adenovirus, Mycoplasma, and occasionally other viruses. Recovery usually takes 7 to 10 days. Antibiotics do not treat viral infections. There is no evidence that bacteria are a cause. However this may be followed by a bacterial infection. Antibiotics do treat bacterial infections.
Avatar f tn Hi there, Did your pediatrician ever check your baby for RSV? Its a nasty virus that can lead to all of the symptoms you have described. My baby had this at 3 months. It started out like a small cough, runny nose and I could just tell she didnt feel good. They listened to her lungs and heard some fluid in there. They did a swab test in her nostril and it came up positive for RSV. RSV can lead to asthma in children, if it's not treated.
172826 tn?1423422956 thanks ladies...cameron was diagnosed with bronchiolitis and rsv twice and then had issues with his breathing...
Avatar f tn My 2 year old son acquired severe RSV at 6 weeks old. Ever since then he now has virally induced asthma. So he's been hospitalized a few times with bronchiolitis when he was 1 years old. The typical treatment has been 2ce a day pulmicort and 3xs a day to every 4 hours of albuterol. If that didn't work they would add predisone and sometimes zithromax. And those combos knocked it out. Well he now has 3 weeks of a rattling cough that just doesn't go away.
Avatar n tn My daughter (8 months old) has been very sick for the past 2 months. First RSV, then stomach flu, and then bronchiolitis. Now she continues to run a low grade fever almost every night (use to be every few nights) and always has a runny nose and still seems to be congested a little. She had high white cell in ER of 43.000 as well as high platelet count of 800.000. That went down 3 days later to white cells 19.8 and platelet of 660.000 these last numbers are still the same 3 weeks later.
Avatar m tn They listened to his lungs/breathing and concluded that he had bronchiolitis caused by rsv virus. They sent us home and told us that it usually takes 5-6 day before they get better. Also told us to listen for worse cough and breathing. Humidifyer and saline and suction his nose could help. The following days he got gradually better and Tuesday he was back in DC.
Avatar f tn I demanded to see a paediatric cardiologist. So at 5 months of age we got an appointment, at at that time she had bronchiolitis, and quite unwell. The cardiologist said after her Echo that there was only an insignificant hole, she did infact have serious PHT. We took her immediately to hospital, they pefromed an Xray and found her to have a diagphragmatic hernia of morgagni with a large amount of bowel in her chest.
Avatar f tn My 6 week old daughter was released from hospital 10 days ago after spending 6 days in there due to RSV which developed into Bronchiolitis. She stopped breathing twice in the early stages of the illness while in hospital. Her heart and breathing was monitored at the time and it was noted that it would dip down into the 80's and then come back up to 140's in a matter of seconds. It was noted that this occurred when she was in a deep sleep.
Avatar n tn Hi, I posted to you below, and I see some of my questions I asked you, the answer is here. My son also had bronchiolitis(rsv)and then several colds one after the other. He is 7 months. The ped. said he had RAD from what the x-ray showed but said that it could show but never suffer symptoms, or a chronic cough maybe the only symptom, may not ever have wheezing again(which he had only when he had the RSV(bronchiolitis) infection. Nebulizer treatments did not work for him.
478429 tn?1265244387 -) Peyton is doing much better and she can probably go home today. Her RSV came back negative so they are thinking probably Bronchiolitis. I'll talke more to the doc today. I brought her to the ER Sunday evening b/c she had a really hard cough, rapid/labored breathing and was wheezing. She got 3 nebulizer treatments in an hour and a half in the ER which helped some, but her stats still didn't stay up.
Avatar n tn Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is similar to the influenza virus that causes the flu. In infants and young children it can cause lung infections such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia. RSV infections happen over a period of time. They usually start with what appears as a cold and goes into a cough. Children respond in differing ways and differing levels of severity to this infection.
Avatar n tn Your description sounds like a condition that is known by several names including unilateral hyperlucent lung, unilateral bronchiolitis obliterans, and unilateral emphysema. This is also referred to as Swyer-James (MacLeod) syndrome, named after the doctors that first described the condition. This syndrome generally begins with viral bronchiolitis obliterans, which is common during childhood. Most of the time it resolves without a trace. Sometimes it causes a permanent change in the lung.
Avatar f tn Acid reflux, urinary reflux, laringomalacia, bronchiolitis and a UTI. He was given prevacid and a nebulizer with albuterol. He was spitting up a lot with a bad smell (like vomit), he did vomit a couple of times but that was (assuming) the amoxiciline given at the hospital for the UTI. the antibiotic was given 3 weeks ago and only for 3 days. How long does it take for a baby to get his 'stomach back"? how lon to prevacid to start working?
Avatar n tn This narrowing results from inflammation(swelling) caused by any of a number of viruses, usually the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV occurs in epidemics almost every winter. Whereas infants with RSV develop bronciolitis, children over 2 years of age and adults just develop cold symptoms. This virus is found in nasal secretions of infected individuals. It is spread by sneezing or coughing at a range of less than 6 feet or by hand-to-nose or hand-to-eye contact.
Avatar n tn 3 days later my son was seen again for the cough and the diagnosis was Bronchiolitis. After that he was diagnosed 3 other times in a 3 month span with Bronchiolitis. He is now 6 1/2 months old. When the cough and breathing trouble came back again after 2 days of ending medication I chose to bring him to the ER as it appears to me there is an underlying issue. Monday at 12pm I took my son to the doctors.
172826 tn?1423422956 he was put on ocipren (sp?) and was diagnosed with rsv and bronchiolitis. A few weeks later the same thing happened, The dr always checked up on his lungs every appt and he always had a cough accompanied by this. Between 6 weeks and 8 months he was put on ocipren about 4-5 times. At 8 months of age he stopped breathing again.. and if it wouldnt have been for my gut instinct waking me up in the middle of the night i would hate to know what could have happened.