RSV linked to kids’ asthma later in life
Infants who have severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection are at high risk of asthma in later life, a NSW study shows.
Hospitalisation as a result of RSV before the age of two quadruples the risk of admission for asthma before a child’s third birthday, compared with not having experienced severe RSV, it shows.
The study included nearly 32,000 children admitted with RSV, and 2405 (7.5%) of them were later hospitalised with asthma.
The increased risk of asthma was seen in three groups examined in the study: non-Indigenous children at