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Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common virus that can affect individuals of all ages. It is more common among children and infants than it is among adults. For adults and healthy children, RSV causes symptoms similar to those of a cold.[read article]

Tests for RSV Infection

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Pulse Oximetry
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Viral Culture Test
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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The respiratory syncytial virus antibody test is a blood test used to diagnose a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. The test detects the presence of antib...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Medical Procedures for RSV Infection

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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Mechanical Ventilation
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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Prescribed Medications for RSV Infection

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PALIVIZUMAB (pal i VI zu mab) is an antibody. It is used in high risk children to prevent severe cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. Children trea...  More
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RIBAVIRIN (rye ba VYE rin) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in hospitalized children.  More
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Self Care for RSV Infection

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Mist (Humidifying) Inhalation Therapy
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