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Hospitalized for respiratory syncytial virus (rsv), what will they do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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. The few hospitalized infants require oxygen and IV fluids for a while along with pulmonary therapy (suction, chest physiotherapy and sometimes nebulized mist ) but seldom stay more than 5 days.

In brief: 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. The few hospitalized infants require oxygen and IV fluids for a while along with pulmonary therapy (suction, chest physiotherapy and sometimes nebulized mist ) but seldom stay more than 5 days.
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