Bronchiectasis and bronchiolitis obliterans post respiratory syncytial virus infection: think again

J Paediatr Child Health. 1999 Oct;35(5):497-8. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1754.1999.355369.x.


Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory tract infections are common, yet long-term sequelae in previously healthy infants and children are rarely reported. We report a child who developed bronchiectasis and bronchiolitis obliterans following an RSV lower respiratory tract infection but in whom adenovirus was detected on stored serum. Co-infection with adenovirus is the likely cause for the bronchiectasis and bronchiolitis obliterans.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchiectasis / diagnosis
  • Bronchiectasis / etiology*
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans / diagnosis
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans / etiology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections / complications*
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed