RSV

Alternative names
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Definition
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that causes mild cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children. It can cause serious respiratory infections in young babies, especially those born prematurely, who have heart or lung disease, or who are immunocompromised.

see Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Simon D. Mitin, M.D.

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