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How long do infants generally have RSV for?
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: 2 - 3 weeks
In a recent study in the british medical journal, they looked at how long respiratory infections lasted in children.
Bronchiolitis resolved by day 13 in 50% and by about day 21 in 90%.

In brief: 2 - 3 weeks
In a recent study in the british medical journal, they looked at how long respiratory infections lasted in children.
Bronchiolitis resolved by day 13 in 50% and by about day 21 in 90%.
Dr. Arthur Torre
Dr. Arthur Torre
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ill for a ~week+
The RSV produces symptoms that vary with the age, general health and other factors.
Some may have no symptoms but shed virus in nasal secretions. The average kid will be sick for a wk to 10 days during their first episodes of this seasonal illness with shorter episodes as they get older. Some infants <10% will get deep lung involvement and be symptomatic for weeks & require hospital care early on.

In brief: Ill for a ~week+
The RSV produces symptoms that vary with the age, general health and other factors.
Some may have no symptoms but shed virus in nasal secretions. The average kid will be sick for a wk to 10 days during their first episodes of this seasonal illness with shorter episodes as they get older. Some infants <10% will get deep lung involvement and be symptomatic for weeks & require hospital care early on.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: Varies
RSV may cause a number of infections including croup, bronchiolitis, ear infections, or an upper respiratory infection.
If there is no secondary infection, usually it will resolve within 1 to two weeks. Some infants may become re-infected.

In brief: Varies
RSV may cause a number of infections including croup, bronchiolitis, ear infections, or an upper respiratory infection.
If there is no secondary infection, usually it will resolve within 1 to two weeks. Some infants may become re-infected.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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