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Acute respiratory infections in infancy linked to recurring wheeze

Acute respiratory infections in infancy linked to recurring wheeze
May 26, 2017

Viral acute respiratory infections within an infant’s first year of life may leave them susceptible to developing recurrent wheeze due to their potential to form oxidative stress, according to research presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

“While lower respiratory tract infection with respiratory syncytial virus in infancy has long been recognized to be associated with increased risk of recurrent wheeze and childhood asthma, our study shows that both upper and lower respiratory tract infections with RSV in the first year of life are associated with increased risk in early childhood,” Christan Rosas-Salazar, MD, MPH, from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, told Infectious Diseases in Children.

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Acute respiratory infections in infancy linked to recurring wheeze

May 26, 2017
Viral acute respiratory infections within an infant’s first year of life may leave them susceptible to developing recurrent wheeze due to their

Meeting News

Asthma in boys linked to maternal prenatal stress, air pollution

May 25, 2017
Male infants who were exposed to ambient fine particulate matter and maternal psychosocial stress in utero were more likely to develop asthma by 6

In the Journals

Piperacillin not associated with adverse events among neonates

May 24, 2017
No statistically significant connections between piperacillin and adverse events, such as seizures and rashes, in infants were observed in a study of…

In the Journals

AAP urges disaster preparation plans for NICUs

May 24, 2017
Neonatologists and other providers within neonatal intensive care units are critical for the creation of emergency preparedness plans, including the…

In the Journals

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