Diagnosis and treatment of infants with bronchiolitis

Diana R. Quintero, William M. Gershan

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Abstract

• Objective: To review the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis. • Methods: Qualitative review of the literature. • Results: Bronchiolitis is a common disease that affects most children under 2 years of age. The most common etiology is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. The diagnosis is usually clinical, although rapid screening tests are available that can assist with early identification and decrease the use of unnecessary treatment. Observation, hydration, and oxygen remain the mainstays of treatment. Palivizumab has been a major advance in the control of RSV infection and has helped to decrease long-term complications in vulnerable populations. • Conclusion: Acute management of bronchiolitis varies. Routine use of medications to treat bronchiolitis is not necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Outcomes Management
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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