Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Leonard R Krilov, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How common is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

Which physical findings are characteristic of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in an infant?

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What are the specific diagnostic tests for confirming respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What is the role of chest radiography in the workup of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

How is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection treated?

Which medications are used in the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

Which patients should receive respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prophylaxis?

How is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection prevented?

What is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What is the pathophysiology of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

Which factors increase the risk of acquiring respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

Which factors increase the risk of severe disease in infants with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What is the prevalence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What is the prognosis of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

Which physical findings are characteristic of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What are the possible complications of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

DDX

What conditions should be considered in the workup of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What are the differential diagnoses for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

Treatment

How is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection treated in children?

What is the role of bronchodilators in the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What is the role of ribavirin in the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

What is the role of environmental hygiene in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection prevention?

What is the role of immunoglobulins in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection prevention?

What are the AAP guidelines on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prophylaxis?

What do studies say about immunoglobulins for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection prevention?

What is the role of vaccination in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection prevention?

What is the role of vitamin D supplementation in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection prevention?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection?

Medications

Which medications are used in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection treatment?

Which medications in the drug class Monoclonal Antibodies are used in the treatment of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection?

Which medications in the drug class Beta2 Agonists are used in the treatment of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection?

Which medications in the drug class Antiviral agents are used in the treatment of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection?