Acute viral bronchiolitis is the most common cause of hospital admissions among infants in the UK. The diagnosis is primarily clinical with most infants requiring supportive management. RSV is the main cause and routine confirmation has, until recently, been undertaken via nasopharyngeal swabs or aspirates (NPA).
Peer reviewed by Subarna Chakravorty PhD FRCPath and Sunil Daga PhD MRCP for BAPIO Annual Conference London 2019
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