Essay about Respiratory Viral Infection, Asthma, And Asthma Exacerbation

940 Words Nov 4th, 2015 4 Pages
A respiratory viral infection plays a major role in important aspects of asthma and its exacerbation; which is nearly associated for about 80% of overall respiratory condition. Viral pathogen associated with wheezing includes Human Rhinovirus (HRV), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Parainfluenza, and coronavirus (Busse & Lemanske. 2010).
Rhinovirus is associated with common colds that may cause sore throat, sinus infection, ear infection and to some degree of bronchiolitis and pneumonia (American Academy of Pediatrics. 2015). This type of cold can happen at any time of the year, but most common during winter or spring. The goal of managing Rhinovirus is to prevent exacerbation in children, preventing the disease excludes the ability of the exacerbating asthma for fatal outcome.
The purpose of the paper is to critically assess and manage using recently published guidelines for predicting asthma exacerbation in children in relation to respiratory viral infection more specifically to Rhinovirus.
Rhinovirus, Asthma and Asthma Exacerbation
Epidemiology
Asthma is the most common chronic disorders in all age group, there is about 7.1 million of children each year were diagnosed with asthma (CDC, 2012). Exacerbation was accounted for about 700,000 emergency department visits and 200,000 are being admitted to hospital yearly. There are almost 200 deaths daily from severe exacerbation (Forno & Celedon, 2012).
History and Physical
American Academy of Pediatrics (2015), stated that…

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