The relationship between respiratory syncytial virus and asthma.

  title={The relationship between respiratory syncytial virus and asthma.},
  author={Cory J Knudson and Steven M Varga},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  volume={52 1},
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lung that is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. Most infants who experience wheezing episodes also exhibit evidence of an ongoing respiratory viral infection. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection in children and is a common cause of wheezing in infants and young children. In the past several decades, a number of studies have demonstrated a relationship between… CONTINUE READING
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