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My son had RSV as a premature infant, does this mean hes prone to other respitory diseases?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe

Rsv is known to be associated with future asthma in the infant.
It is not well understood whether the RSV causes one to have wheezing in their future or whether they have a genetic predilection to wheezing. Either way those that get RSV as an infant often have asthmatic symptoms later

In brief: Maybe

Rsv is known to be associated with future asthma in the infant.
It is not well understood whether the RSV causes one to have wheezing in their future or whether they have a genetic predilection to wheezing. Either way those that get RSV as an infant often have asthmatic symptoms later
Dr. Barry Bergman
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In brief: Yes

Studies show that prematurity and RSV are associated with asthma.

In brief: Yes

Studies show that prematurity and RSV are associated with asthma.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Increased predispo

Infants born prematurely have fewer breathing units called alveoli.
As he grows his lungs will continue to add new lung units which will help minimize any early damage caused by RSV infection of the lungs. Some premature infants with RSV may have an increased predisposition to wheezing later in childhood. Your physician will monitor his growth and lung development. PRMG fax 8582599689 for?s

In brief: Increased predispo

Infants born prematurely have fewer breathing units called alveoli.
As he grows his lungs will continue to add new lung units which will help minimize any early damage caused by RSV infection of the lungs. Some premature infants with RSV may have an increased predisposition to wheezing later in childhood. Your physician will monitor his growth and lung development. PRMG fax 8582599689 for?s
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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