bronchiolitis


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bronchiolitis

(ˌbroŋkiəʊˈlaɪtɪs)
n
(Medicine) a condition in which the small airways in the lungs become inflamed by a virus. It is most common in infants, who become breathless in severe cases. Recurrent attacks may lead to asthma
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bronchiolitis - inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchioles
bronchitis - inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
Translations

bron·chi·ol·i·tis

n. bronquiolitis, infl. de los bronquiolos.

bronchiolitis

n bronquiolitis f; — obliterans bronquiolitis obliterante
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The leading cause in infant hospitalization is RSV bronchiolitis, which imposes a severe burden upon health services.
The Study: The health history of 430 kindergarteners was reviewed for any who were diagnosed with bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways), asthma and other respiratory problems.
NHS South of Tyne and Wear is urging parents to be aware of the signs of Bronchiolitis.
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Increased exposure to air pollution might put infants at an increased risk of developing bronchiolitis, reveals a new study.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, examined the issue because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in humans.
Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducted the study because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in humans.
The virus is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia for infants.
SYMPTOMS: A young child with bronchiolitis can present with a few different types of symptoms in addition to those usually seen with respiratory viruses, such as runny nose and cough.
HEALTH NOTES: BRONCHIOLITIS is the most common cause of hospital visits during infancy - one in three babies develops bronchiolitis in the first year of their life.
Almost 30,000 children require a hospital admission for respiratory syncytial virus, which causes bronchiolitis, every year.
Bronchiolitis is the most frequent diagnosis for a winter admission of an infant to a community hospital.
Introduction: Acute bronchiolitis, is a predominantly a viral disease, part of the spectrum of lower respiratory tract diseases, is a major cause of illness and hospitalization in infants and children younger than two years.

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