Chronic Cough Related to Acute Viral Bronchiolitis in Children

Publication Date: August 1, 2018
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Suggestions

1. For children with chronic cough (>4 weeks) after acute viral bronchiolitis, we suggest that the cough be managed according to the CHEST pediatric chronic cough guidelines. (U-CBS)
Remark: These include the evaluation for the presence of cough pointers and the use of 2 weeks of antibiotics targeted to common respiratory bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis) and local antibiotic sensitivities managing in children with wet or productive cough unrelated to an underlying disease and without any specific cough pointers (eg, coughing with feeding, digital clubbing).
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Chronic Cough Related to Acute Viral Bronchiolitis in Children

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