A to Z: Bronchiolitisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgBronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects the bronchioles, tiny airways that lead to the lungs.bronchiolitis, lower airway inflammation, lower respiratory tract infection, respiratory syncytial virus, respiratory illnesses, bronchioles, pulmonology, pulmonary, respiratory, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies10/26/201203/22/201909/02/2019a76b72d7-d0e9-4691-9296-609efafcdc74https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-bronchiolitis.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bronchiolitis.html/">Bronchiolitis</a> is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects the tiny airways, called the bronchioles, that lead to the lungs.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Bronchiolitis is usually caused by a viral infection, most commonly <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rsv.html/">respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)</a>. RSV infections are responsible for more than half of all cases of bronchiolitis and are most widespread in the winter and early spring. Other viruses associated with bronchiolitis include rhinovirus, influenza (flu), and human metapneumovirus.</p> <p>The infections that cause bronchiolitis are contagious. The best way to prevent the spread of viruses that can cause bronchiolitis is frequent hand washing. It may help to keep infants away from others who have colds or coughs, and away from cigarette smoke.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Fortunately, most cases of bronchiolitis are mild and require no specific professional treatment. The best treatment for most cases is time to recover and plenty of fluids.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Adenovirus Adenoviruses can infect the lining of the eyes, airways and lungs, intestines, urinary tract, and nervous system. They're common causes of fever, coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and pinkeye.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/adenovirus.html/1364126a-08d4-49be-8630-eabbffc2e9e6
BronchiolitisBronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects tiny airways. The best treatment for most kids with bronchiolitis is time to recover and plenty of fluids. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bronchiolitis.html/d745e0fc-51c4-4988-be7d-4d67a503d7b2
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)Babies who are born prematurely or who experience respiratory problems shortly after birth are at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), sometimes called chronic lung disease.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bpd.html/8a1b6269-a56f-4d11-8f03-0193baf4ccdf
Lungs and Respiratory SystemBy the time we're 70 years old, we will have taken at least 600 million breaths. All of this breathing couldn't happen without the respiratory system.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lungs.html/6fe380c0-fe47-47a4-ba19-7e0944585a61
PneumoniaPneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, most commonly viruses. Read about symptoms and treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumonia.html/04648784-6e52-4b69-8d5c-9525558b42e5
Respiratory Syncytial VirusRespiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of this contagious infection.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rsv.html/c2c86da2-f08c-4d9a-b6c2-22d4d117778a