Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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RSV Infection Incidence

Facts about bronchiolitis:

  • Bronchiolitis usually affects children between 2 and 6 months of age.
  • It can occur in older children, but is very rare in adults.
  • More than 1 in 10 children develop bronchiolitis.
  • Each year more than 100,000 infants are hospitalized for bronchiolitis.

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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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