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RSV & Bronchiolitis : Clinical Features & Treatment

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common cause of bronchiolitis, primarily affecting infants and young children, characterized by inflammation of the small airways in the lungs. Clinical features of RSV bronchiolitis include cough, wheezing, difficulty breathing, nasal congestion, and fever, often presenting with rapid onset and worsening respiratory distress. In severe cases, infants may exhibit signs of respiratory distress, such as retractions, grunting, and cyanosis, necessitating urgent medical attention. Diagnosis of RSV bronchiolitis is often based on clinical presentation and confirmed through laboratory testing, such as nasopharyngeal swabs for RSV antigen detection. Treatment of RSV bronchiolitis is primarily supportive and includes adequate hydration, supplemental oxygen therapy, and monitoring for signs of respiratory failure.

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Dr. Viny Kantroo

Senior Consultant Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Dr. Viny Kantroo is currently working as Consultant Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine specialist, Indraprastha at Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India. She is Member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP, London). Additionally she also did her diplomate National Board (DNB, Respiratory Diseases) at Indian Diploma In Critical Care Medicine and European Diploma in Adult Respiratory Medicine . She also did a Fellowship from King’s College Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust.

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  • 15th-April-2024, TIME : 05:00PM - 06:00PM
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common cause of bronchiolitis, primarily affecting infants and young children, characterized by inflammation of the small airways in the lungs. Clinical features of RSV bronchiolitis include cough, wheezing, difficulty breathing, nasal congestion, and fever, often presenting with rapid onset and worsening respiratory distress. In severe cases, infants may exhibit signs of respiratory distress, such as retractions, grunting, and cyanosis, necessitating urgent medical attention. Diagnosis of RSV bronchiolitis is often based on clinical presentation and confirmed through laboratory testing, such as nasopharyngeal swabs for RSV antigen detection. Treatment of RSV bronchiolitis is primarily supportive and includes adequate hydration, supplemental oxygen therapy, and monitoring for signs of respiratory failure.

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Dr. Viny Kantroo
  • 15th-April-2024, TIME : 05:00PM - 06:00PM
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common cause of bronchiolitis, primarily affecting infants and young children, characterized by inflammation of the small airways in the lungs. Clinical features of RSV bronchiolitis include cough, wheezing, difficulty breathing, nasal congestion, and fever, often presenting with rapid onset and worsening respiratory distress. In severe cases, infants may exhibit signs of respiratory distress, such as retractions, grunting, and cyanosis, necessitating urgent medical attention. Diagnosis of RSV bronchiolitis is often based on clinical presentation and confirmed through laboratory testing, such as nasopharyngeal swabs for RSV antigen detection. Treatment of RSV bronchiolitis is primarily supportive and includes adequate hydration, supplemental oxygen therapy, and monitoring for signs of respiratory failure.