Upon inspection, the characteristic physical examination findings include the presence of rhinorrhea, tachypnea, intercostal, and subcostal retractions. Other signs and symptoms of RSV may include:
Sepsis-like presentation or apneic episodes (in very young infants)
Nasal flaring and tracheal tugging may be present in severe cases of bronchiolitis. Upon auscultation, the presence of coarse or fine crackles (rales) are typical, sometimes associated with prolonged expiratory phase.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) - Medscape - Nov 08, 2022.