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If a baby has had RSV pneumonia, can they develop asthma when older?

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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Rsv infection commonly causes increased wheezing with common colds for 6-18 months.
Severe RSV infection can also increase the risk of developing asthma. A family history of asthma, allergies, eczema, and summertime wheezing all are associated with greater risk of asthma.

In brief: Yes

Rsv infection commonly causes increased wheezing with common colds for 6-18 months.
Severe RSV infection can also increase the risk of developing asthma. A family history of asthma, allergies, eczema, and summertime wheezing all are associated with greater risk of asthma.
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

Several studies have shown slightly different results.
Some have shown the short-term risk of asthma increases (in the 1 to 10 years after the RSV infection), and others show an increased risk of asthma in adults. But in general, there is an increased risk of asthma and other lung problems in people with severe RSV as an infant. Careful monitoring and early treatment are key.

In brief: Yes

Several studies have shown slightly different results.
Some have shown the short-term risk of asthma increases (in the 1 to 10 years after the RSV infection), and others show an increased risk of asthma in adults. But in general, there is an increased risk of asthma and other lung problems in people with severe RSV as an infant. Careful monitoring and early treatment are key.
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