Infectious Disease Compendium

Bronchiolitis

Diagnosis

Wheezy illness in children < 2 years old.

Epidemiologic Risks

Being a child.

Microbiology

RSV (mostly), parainfluenza 1 and 3 viruses, adenoviruses, rhinoviruses, and M. pneumoniae.

Empiric Therapy

See your pediatrician, I am an internist. But steroids do not help (PubMed).

Pearls

Rants

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Bronchiolitis (acute) (infectious) (subacute) 466.19; with bronchospasm or obstruction 466.19; influenzal 487.1; respiratory syncytial virus 466.11.