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RSV/Bronchiolitis (Pedi) What is Bronchiolitis? a lower airway (bronchioles) inflammation and RSV is the most common cause. Wheezing, obstruction due to inflammation. Croup- a barking cough that sound like a seal due to acute larynx inflammation (upper airway); hoarsness due to upper airway inflammation Stidor- no air getting thourgh, a medical emergency to help prevent- elevate head of bed, moist heat (steam), helps relax. Goal- reduce inflammation Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is highly contagious! Infants who are premature, have pre-existing cardiac or pulmonary caonditions, or are immunosuppressed are at high risk for hospitalization High risk infants can be given Synagis or RespiGam during the RSV season to prevent the ilnes and hospitalization Do not treat RSV with abx obstruction due to fluid in lungs (wheezing and crackles) Supportive car: fluids, O2, suctioning, contact/droplet ioslation RSV is like a cold/flu in an adult b/c adults have larger airways Patho of Bronchiolitis usually affects children younger than 2 years, with a peak in infants aged 3-6 months. Bronchiolitis occurs when a virus infects the bronchioles, which are the smallest airways in your lungs. The infection makes the bronchioles swell and become inflamed. Mucus collects in these airways, which makes it difficult for air to flow freely in and out of the lungs.
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