Respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: supportive care and therapies designed to overcome airway obstruction.

Abstract

Treatment of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis rests primarily on supportive care with oxygen and fluid management. Other therapies commonly used include bronchodilators, corticosteroids and ribavirin, when considered appropriate. Small studies have also suggested that exogenous surfactant, helium/oxygen mixtures (heliox) and combination therapies… (More)

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@article{Panitch2003RespiratorySV, title={Respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: supportive care and therapies designed to overcome airway obstruction.}, author={Howard B Panitch}, journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal}, year={2003}, volume={22 2 Suppl}, pages={S83-7; discussion S87-8} }