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respiratory syncytial virus signs

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Treatment available: Inhaled ribavirin, an antiviral agent, can be used to treat severe cases of RSV in infants and children. Palivizumab, an antibody, can be given to pe ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Cure ?: This is a common cold virus. There are preventative injections given to high risk premi's once a month during the RSV season.These are based on weight ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No: There is therapy for rsv, but because of its side-effects and toxicity it is only used on critically ill children, and with mixed results. Rsv has be ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
RSV: Rsv is a virus that can infect a person's lungs. Most people have been exposed and infected by age 2. You can be infected more than once. Recovery ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Cold virus: Respiratory syncytial virus is the cause of about 70% of URI's during its peak season of Nov-April.It invades and colonizes superficial cells in the n ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
RSV: There is a direct, specific stain of respiratory secretions, the virus can be cultured and antibodies detected.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Asthma more likely: Depends OB his age. We all get RSV and most of us are showing very little symptoms. In infant patients the clinical presentation is more severe with p ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
RSV: RSV or respiratory syncytial virus is a virus that causes upper respiratory infection in all ages and bronchiolitis in babies and toddlers. It is an ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care: Symptoms of RSV vary with the kid with age, state of health & immunity. Most will actively shed virus for 3-8 days and the sickest from 4-6 wks. T ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
RSV is a: single-stranded RNA virus of the family Paramyxoviridae
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Paramyxoviridae: Paramyxoviridae
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Older children and adults do catch RSV infection but do not develop same clinical manifestations frequently seen in infants, e.g., shortness of breath ... Read More

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