Respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis and asthma - insights from recent studies and implications for therapy.

@article{Mailaparambil2009RespiratorySV,
  title={Respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis and asthma - insights from recent studies and implications for therapy.},
  author={Beena Mailaparambil and Ruth Grychtol and Andrea Heinzmann},
  journal={Inflammation & allergy drug targets},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={202-7}
}
Infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of upper and lower respiratory tract infection in infants. It is accompanied by a considerably disease burden and a hospitalisation rate of up to 3% in infected infants. Besides, it is still a matter of intensive discussion whether severe RSV infection in early infancy causes the development of asthma later in live or whether RSV bronchiolitis just chronologically precedes asthma in children who are susceptible to asthma. The… CONTINUE READING