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• Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a very common infection in children less than two years of age.
• Asthma is a common respiratory disease in childhood, which may cause frequent hospitalizations.
• The purpose of this study is to determine if infants previously diagnosed with RSV bronchiolitis have an increased incidence of asthma diagnosis compared to infants not diagnosed with RSV.
• The literature review examines correlation studies of both disease processes and explores incidence of asthma in patients previously diagnosed with Respiratory Syncytial Virus bronchiolitis.
• Individuals previously diagnosed with Respiratory Syncytial Virus bronchiolitis have a higher risk of developing asthma than individuals undiagnosed with this disease.
• The findings indicate that health care providers need to provide education to patients and parents about increased incidence of asthma and provide symptomatic recommendations to improve patient outcomes and reduce risk of asthma related complications, hospitalizations, and possibly death.
Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Asthma -- epidemiology; Bronchiolitis, Viral -- complications; Infant; Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections -- complications; Risk Factors
Medical Immunology | Respiratory Tract Diseases
Doebler, Ellen Adelia, "Increased Incidence of Asthma after Previous Infantile RSV Bronchiolitis Infection" (2014). Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters. 116.