Fast Five Quiz: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD

Disclosures

November 08, 2022

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:

  • Cough

  • Cyanosis

  • Low-grade fever

  • Rales

  • Retractions

  • Sepsis-like presentation or apneic episodes (in very young infants)

  • Wheezing

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.

Learn more about RSV presentation.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.

processing....