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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
3 doctors agree
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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