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Lower respiratory tract infection by airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction with wheezes/tachypnea and respiratory distress and upper respiratory prodrome


  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in 85–90% of cases
  • Influenza
  • Parainfluenza
  • Adenovirus
  • Normally occurs during the winter months

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