Rsv disease in the pediatric population

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1171787 tn?1295546231 I took him into the pediatrician and they told me he needed to be admitted to the pediatric floor of the hospital.
Avatar n tn my 19 month old son just had a ultrasound (echo test) preformed on his heart today. the doctor said there was an enlargement and he thinks it may have been due to a vessel when my son was younger. he had RSV when he was two months old. he has never been operated on. do heart enlargements disappear? do they affect my sons life in anyway? and, should I be worried?
Avatar f tn You should ask his doctor if there is any sign of lung damage from the RSV. The good news is that, in most instances of RSV resulting in frequent bouts of croup or other respiratory infection, that frequent lung problems with fever are eventually “outgrown.” Definitely seek answers to your questions from his doctor and, if not satisfied with the responses, request consultation with a pediatric lung specialist.
Avatar n tn The vaccine has been shown to be effective in preventing and/or reducing the severity of RSV infections and the number of hospitalizations each year. Infants who are a product of multiple births, have lung disease, low birth weight, heart disease, and those born prematurely are at a higher risk to contract a serious form of Resipritory Syncytial Virus.
649670 tn?1314366634 Pyper began to get sick on 11/15 with a high fever. We took her to the doctors on the 16th and they said she had another ear infection and an upper respiratory infection and put her on antibiotics. She threw up almost every morning after eating because of the mucus. I called the Dr's office at least 3 times throughout the week because she had a fever everyday.
Avatar f tn We were referred to a pediatric gastroentrologist, who ran numerous tests and ruled out everything. He checked the amount of fat in her stools as well, which was normal. I am at a loss. I'm sick of my daughter being sick and not knowing what is going on. Her stools stain the toilet, her underwear, etc. and smell absolutely horrible. She does have a dairy allergy, so she is on a dairy free diet. What am I missing here? As a mother, I know something isn't normal with her.
192918 tn?1199451179 My 9 mo old was in the hospital last night because she got a cold that moved into her chest. The congestion was making it hard for her to breathe. She was diagnosed with reactive airway disease (RAD), which I guess is similar to asthma, but since they can't test for asthma at this age they call it RAD. Anyway, this is the second time since September that she's been in the hospital for this. Poor kid can't get a common cold without having problems breathing...
Avatar m tn Dear Starvin, Atrial fibrillation is very rarely seen in the pediatric population. It typically is seen in patients with structural (congenital) heart defects, and is rarely “cured.” It can also be seen in adolescent males, especially with a history of either alcohol or drug use. Cardioversion only stops the arrhythmia at the time of its performance, but does not change the underlying ability of the heart to return into the arrhythmia.
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Avatar n tn I know that its not the same but we had to go through all of the oxygen and the bubble c pap and everything. With anything in the lungs of course you have the chance with Asthma. It doesnt necessarily mean it will happen but there is a chance. I will pray for you. right now the most important thing is that your little guy gets better. You can always talk to your doctor regarding preventions of asthma.
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.
Avatar n tn propulsid, 1cc in a.m. and 3cc in p.m.; prilosec, (one 10mg pill split up and taken 1/2 in a.m. and 1/2 in p.m.); carafate-3cc in a.m. and 3cc in p.m. Should I be worried? : (3) What would happen if she was on no medication at all? : (4) Should she be scoped again, and if so, at what age? : (5) What are her chanced of outgrowing this? : (6) At what age will she outgrow this? : (7) From the symptons described, is her reflux considered a mild or serious case?
Avatar n tn WHEN I TAKE HIM TO THE DR FOR SYMPTOMS THEY ALWAYS ORDER A CHEST XRAY AND BLOOD WORK AND IT ALWAYS SHOWS THE SAME THING PNEUMONIC INFILTRATES IN THE LEFT MIDDLE AND LOWER LOBE AND SOMETHING IS ALWAYS WRONG WITH HIS BLOOD WORK BUT USUALLY IT IS BORDERLINE AND THEY EXCUSE IT. PLEASE HELP.
Avatar n tn Dear Kristy, Unfortunately, the GI and Liver Diseases Forum no longer has the availability of a pediatric gastroenterologist. You may want to repost this message in the Maternal Child Forum.
Avatar n tn We are looking for a facility to take our niece. She was stricken with Bacterial Spinal Meningitis. She was a perfectly healthy 6 year old when this ravaged her little body. We were told that she wasn't going to survive, but she proved the doctors incorrect. This was two years ago and Megan is home and attends school parttime (unless she is battling yet another upper respiratory set back). Megan is off the vent during the day (unless she is recovering from a RSV or pneumonia).
1675651 tn?1304277523 At one point he had chronic drinking and excessive peeing so they tested him for diabetes and his blood work and urine showed he had diabetes insipidus. Put of DDAVP he did not respond and the higher the dose the sicker he got as his sodium dropped. After the second hospitalization for this I decided that I wanted him to see an endocrine out of town.
Avatar n tn He was okay to come home then he was 5 weeks old and got really ill with the RSV and was in the hospital and then heart failure then the surgery then infection and more illness. he does have pulmomary issues partly because my hubby has asthma and the ithers they are saying is from bing on a ventilator at such a young age. Please make sure he gets the synagisis shot.(it helps lesson the rsv in a child with a heart issue and premature babies.
Avatar f tn Bicuspid (2 leaflet) aortic valves are likely the most common type of heart abnormality in the general population. often when they are discovered during childhood, it is because there is some narrowing (stenosis) or leakage (regurgitation) of the valve. there is a huge spectrum of severity in this condition. It sounds like your child has mild valve involvement at present. The dilation of the ascending aorta is also commonly seen with bicuspid aortic valves. .
535822 tn?1443976780 children with the most severe forms of RSV disease may already be immunosuppressed when we meet them in the ICU, raising the possibility of worsening this immunosuppression with the addition of commonly prescribed corticosteroids used to blunt the pro-inflammatory response to RSV." Vaccines weaken the immune system So where does this immunosuppression come from?
Avatar n tn RSV is a respiratory virus , infecting the linings of the airways starting from the nose down to the lungs , making them inflamed and congested over a limited period of time after which the natural immunity of the body kicks in and helps the airways shed off the sick lining that was infected , replacing it with new healthy tissue that is able to defend itself against any additional virus load . This may take up to 2 weeks but most symptoms disappear in 5-7 days .
Avatar n tn He has all of the symptoms of RSV...they did the mucous test and said he has moderate case and that the ventolin and cortisone inhaler will help make him comfortable, although I am losing faith in his Dr. since I was the one that was showing the most concern for an answer. We have been in to see her once a week for 12 weeks...he has ran 2 very high fevers that lasted days each one, along with crying when coughing...is this a true diagnoses or is she covering her tracks for treatment?
Avatar n tn HI MY CHILD WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD), BUT THE NEUROLOGIST ALSO TOLD ME THAT THE MRI SHOWED BRAIN SCARRING. I AM TERRIBLY CONCERNED FOR MY CHILD. I AM CURRENTLY AWAITING A SECOND OPINION. BUT WHAT KIND OF DISEASE COULD BRAIN SCARRING BE? HE HASN'T HAD A BRAIN INJURY HE ONLY HAD RSV WHEN HE WAS A NEWBORN OTHER THEN THAT HE IS RELATIVELY HEALTHY.
1743681 tn?1311222985 Greetings. I was wondering how common hyperthyroidism is in young children. My oldest daughter who just turned 4 was born a normal weight (7lbs13oz). At 5 months old, she was diagnosed with RSV and for some reason, decided to quit growing. She dropped from the 50th percentile to < the 3rd in 1 month. She weighed approximately 16 pounds at 1 year of age. At 4 years old, she now weighs 31 pounds. This child has the metabolism of a hummingbird. She is ALWAYS hungry.