Rsv disease premature infants

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Avatar n tn Infants born premature; Infants less than 6 weeks old; Infants with congenital heart disease; those with chronic lung issues; and immunodeficiency.
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 n tn s often a mild illness, some infants are at risk for a more severe disease that requires hospitalization. Conditions that increase the risk of severe bronchiolitis include prematurity, prior chronic heart or lung disease, and a weakened immune system due to illness or medications.
Avatar f tn CJ was very similar as a newborn, turns out when we all went to get out flu shots when he was an infant, he picked up RSV, which is essentially a persistent cold in infants and generally only causes problems with preemies or otherwise immunosuppressed infants. His simply presented as a persistent slew of cold symptoms and a chronic productive cough. Anyway, it caused me a great deal of grief, though admittedly CJ seemed less bothered by it than I was.
Avatar n tn It usually manifest itself as a cold in adults and older children, but can cause serious problems in infants. RSV can cause lower respitory infections, breathing problems, pneumonia or even death. According to statistics, over 125,000 infants are hospitalized annually with Respiratory Syncytial Virus, resulting in more than 500 deaths. RSV can be contracted by placing your hand in your mouth after you have come in contact with an infected person or surface.
Avatar f tn My 11 week has rsv .. He was full term .. Has any other mother had this in a infant ..
Avatar n tn a cold will, and if you are implying your baby is premature then you need to call his or her pediatrician as premature babies are eprone to RSV which is a very dangerous respertory illness in children yet alone a premature infant.
Avatar f tn From what I was told that if you baby wasn't premature or have a cardiac history then having RSV most likley is going to be mild. here is what you should loook for for worseing things, my son had it when he was 5 weeks old and he does have a cardiac issue so I hope your little one is healthy. look for bluish on the lops nail and nail bed. your little one really struggling to breathe if his nostrils are moving back and forth as well as him "sucking in " at his ribs.
1636573 tn?1300257994 My baby was born DEc 30th premature. I was 34 weeks he was in NICU for 3 weeks. The first day we got home he seemed sick well I found out he had RSV. He was on treatments for a few weeks then stopped. He cleared up and now he is bout 2 1/2 months old. He has doubledhis birth weight but now he is having trouble eating. And he wheezes when he breaths, and breaths fast. No cough. But he has always breath fast. And his lungs always sound clear.
Avatar n tn Premature infants can have more molding of the head than full term infants. Usually, the head of extremely premature infants tends to be more "dolichocephalic", which means longer front-to-back than it is wide. An infant's skull still grows because the growth plates are not fully solidified with each other: this allows them to grow larger from their edges.
Avatar f tn Once a year croup is not uncommon and is not necessarily a sign of underlying lung disease, even though premature infants are more inclined to have lung disease than full term babies. You would do well to have your daughter examined by her doctor who should be able to determine location and cause of the wheezing and treat it accordingly. You should also pose your question regarding recurrent croup to her doctor.
958770 tn?1247489269 NEC is a disease condition to the intestines that may happen with premature infants. Your infant would be sicker than just constipation. Suggest using Alimentum infant formula with constipation and it will also give her the nutrients she needs.
Avatar n tn This does not mean that all extremely premature infants will develop problems, but that their chances for doing so are higher than the population of term, normal birthweight infants. I do not, however, think there is any way of knowing whether being premature is a contributing factor in your mother's current health or behavior.
698046 tn?1228077849 Surfactant production in the lungs greatly increases in the last month of a normal length pregnancy, so premature infants may not produce enough of it initially. Surfactant helps the little air sacs in the lungs (called "alveoli") to stay open and not collapse. After birth, even in a premature infant, the lungs are stimulated to start producing more surfactant.
Avatar n tn For instance juvenile diabetes is thought to be triggered by a virus - the child was already set up to be vulnerable to developing it, they catch a viral illness and a few weeks later their pancreas starts to stop working and they develop signs of diabetes. Same goes with rsv, a very common respiratory virus that in infants and the elderly ( or immunosuppressed ) can cause them to be very ill.
Avatar m tn Dear Rjthkids, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a virus that can cause severe pulmonary infections in infants. The effects of this, especially in the still developing lungs after birth, can take a long time from which to recover. However, you have a special circumstance that complicates things: you live at significant altitude. The relative lack of oxygen at that altitude can lead to elevated blood pressure across the lungs, which is called pulmonary hypertension.
Avatar n tn Congratulations on your new granddaughter! Premature infants with chronic lung disease can become sicker more easily from respiratory problems such as viral illness (colds, flu, bronchitis) or reactive airway disease (asthma-like symptoms). Although it is possible that she is reacting to allergens from animals, formal testing at the doctor's office is the best way to determine whether she has allergic reactions to common environmental elements (dust mites, grass, animals, foods, etc).
647852 tn?1251247846 Opioid medications (such as morphine, fentanyl, and sometime methadone) are often given to newborn infants, including extremely premature infants, to help control pain and discomfort. Depending upon the situation, one drug may be preferred over another. This class of pain medications has a very long history of safe use in premature infants.
Avatar n tn Generally this type of brain injury is seen in premature infants or infants who suffer birth injuries. It is difficult to comment beyond this. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
616452 tn?1253877644 I am currently 16 weeks pregnant with my 3rd pregnancy but my first with Hashimoto's disease. Yesterday my Obstetrician told me that there is a risk of antibody transfer through the placenta to the unborn fetus - affecting the fetus thyroid funcion. If this is the case can it be treated in uterus?
Avatar f tn I am very sorry to hear about your son. I am just a layman, but it does appear that the MRI shows the findings are compatible with PVL. Found on a website: "Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is the most common ischemic brain injury in premature infants. The ischemia occurs in the border zone at the end of arterial vascular distributions. The ischemia of periventricular leukomalacia occurs in the white matter adjacent to the lateral ventricles.
Avatar n tn indeed, the same microbial exposures, which are suspected to be protective at a critical point in immune system development, can aggravate allergic inflammation and worsen ongoing atopic disease. Often children who have had respiratory syntactical virus (RSV) go on to develop asthma. To learn more please read our allergy information by copying and pasting this address
Avatar n tn I have been in the hospital for 1 week because I went into premature labor. They say that if I make it to 27-28 weeks that the baby will have a good chance of surviving and being "normal". I want to know what the statustics are for a baby born at 27 weeks. What are the chances of it not having health problems, brain damage and/or other birth defects.