What are the symptoms of autoimmune encephalomyelitis (ae) in 3m/o infant and can respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) be the cause?

Difficult question. Autoimmune means the body sets off an inflammatory reaction against itself. Encephalomyelitis means inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Most cases are of unknown cause. Rsv is a terrible disease that can cause pneumonia but also inflammation of the brain with signs of encephalitis including seizures and encephalopathy with abnormal mri. The answer may then be that RSV could be a cause.

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Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

Wheezing. Wheezing and severe cough in an infant may be due to rsv. The younger and smaller the infant the more severe the illness will be. Premature babies are at the highest risk and may require hospitalization. See your doctor. Read more...
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Hospitalized for respiratory syncytial virus (rsv), what will they do?

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. Read more...

May older children and adults catch the respiratory syncytial virus (rsv)?

Yes. Older children and adults do catch RSV infection but do not develop same clinical manifestations frequently seen in infants, e.g., shortness of breath or wheezing. However, RSV infection does exacerbate asthma in individuals who have had recurrent wheezing episodes. Read more...
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I have RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) am I able to still take oxycodone? My lungs don't bother me anymore, but its still there.

There . There is not a contraindication with oxycodone and RSV as far as I am aware. The question is why are you taking oxycodone? Is it for another condition or was it given for pain in your lungs? You stated in your post "your lungs dont bother [me] anymore, but its still there" I am not sure if you are referring to the medication or the virus. If the medication was given specifically for lung pain and it's resolved now, you do not need to take it anymore, as it can become addictive. Take care. Read more...
Virus. A virus can affect your breathing and be dangerous to take narcotics if it is severe enough. Question is why do you need the oxycodone in the first place? If you still need to take it you need to know you have gotten over the worse part of the viral infection so as not to cause any further respiratory depression at the same time. Heal quickly! Read more...

Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

Treatment available. Inhaled ribavirin, an antiviral agent, can be used to treat severe cases of RSV in infants and children. Palivizumab, an antibody, can be given to people at high risk for RSV to prevent infection. Read more...
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Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

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Can children immunized against respiratory syncytial virus still get it?

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