Does premature birth make babies more susceptible to rsv?
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 52 years experience
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Almost all children get RSV infection at some time. It is typically most serious in very young infants, particularly those born prematurely. There is a medication (synagis (palivizumab)) that can be administered which lessens the severity of the infection, but there is very strict criteria on which babies can receive synagis (palivizumab). Check with your pediatrician to see if your baby qualifies.
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015
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