The most frequent cause of severe bronchiolitis is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, with other respiratory viruses (para-influenza virus (PIV), influenza virus, human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and measles virus) being less common or for which definitive attribution is yet to be established (e.g.
Respiratory viruses associated with bronchiolitis Respiratory syncytial virus Rhinovirus Adenovirus Para-influenza virus (especially type 3) Influenza virus Human metapneumovirus Bocavirus Coronavirus Measles virus
Such infections are not routinely tested in the laboratory to be classified as being for example influenza or para-influenza virus
(HPIV), a common cause of respiratory illnesses in infants and young children," he said.
A 57-year-old man was hospitalised for ARDS related to para-influenza virus
The viruses most commonly involved in croup are para-influenza virus
, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and measles.
Children are generally most likely to fall victim to the para-influenza virus
which causes colds.
Children are generally the most likely to fall victim to the para-influenza virus
which causes croup.