|What is bronchiolitis and what causes it?|
|Winter is fast approaching, accompanied by seasonal respiratory viruses, which cause a range of illnesses from the common cold (upper respiratory tract infections), to mild or more severe lung infections. |
Bronchiolitis is one of the most common viral-induced lower respiratory tract (lung/chest) infections, usually affecting young children under two years of age. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the main culprit, although other viruses may also cause bronchiolitis.
We take a closer look at bronchiolitis, its causes, symptoms and treatment.
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The South African Society of Physiotherapy
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