Clinical Trends for January 2016

Ryan Syrek

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January 29, 2016

Clinical Trend of the Week (January 1-7): RSV in Adults

The holidays are over, and this week’s top search term suggests 'tis now the season for sniffling! As common colds linger, worries increase that the condition may be something more serious. Although respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is commonly seen in children, adults with weakened immune systems (such as those with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) or those in close contact with large numbers of people (such as group living situations) are also at risk. The main concern is secondary pneumonia, which must be aggressively treated if it develops. Thankfully, although unpleasant, most coughing and sneezing is nothing serious.

For more in-depth clinical information, see Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection.

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