Current Concepts in the Evaluation and Management of Bronchiolitis

Kathryn E. Kyler, Russell J. McCulloh

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Abstract

Bronchiolitis is a lower respiratory tract illness caused by viral infection in children 2 years of age and younger, frequently associated with wheezing on physical examination. It is a common cause of hospitalization, particularly in patients with risk factors for more serious disease. The diagnosis can be made based on clinical signs and symptoms alone, and care is generally supportive with a focus on safely doing less for symptomatic children. Bronchodilators, systemic steroids, and other therapies have been shown to have no significant effect on hospitalization rates, length of stay, or symptom duration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-45
Number of pages11
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Bronchiolitis
  • Evaluation
  • Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Respiratory syncytial virus
  • Viral infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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