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RSV Infection in First Year of Life Tied to Higher Risk of Asthma

November 27, 2023 12:22 PM | AAC (Administrator)


A new observational study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has found that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in the first year of life is associated with a significantly increased risk of asthma in children. 

RSV infection has long been associated with the onset of childhood wheezing diseases, but the relationship between RSV infection during infancy and the development of childhood asthma has remained unclear. The study, published in The Lancet, looks at the effects of RSV infections of all different severities on childhood asthma risk at a population level.

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