Lung function abnormalities after acute bronchiolitis

J Pediatr. 1981 Jun;98(6):871-4. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(81)80577-x.


Measurements of thoracic gas volume, airways resistance, and total respiratory resistance were measured in a group of babies with acute severe bronchiolitis. Assessments were made at convalescence, three to four months later, and after 12 months. Clinical histories were also taken 12 months after the acute episode. Results at this time showed that 35% of the infants had coughing attacks, 50% episodes of wheezing, 50% had dry skin or eczema, and that over 75% had lung function abnormality.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Airway Resistance*
  • Bronchiolitis, Viral / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lung Diseases, Obstructive / physiopathology*
  • Lung Volume Measurements