Recurrent wheezing in children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis in Qatar

Eur J Pediatr. 1993 Dec;152(12):1001-3. doi: 10.1007/BF01957225.


Records of 70 infants admitted to Hamad General Hospital with RSV bronchiolitis and a similar number of controls were retrospectively reviewed. Two years after admission, 44% of the infants with RSV bronchiolitis developed recurrent wheezing compared with only 12.9% of controls (P = 0.001). A family history of atopy appeared not to be a significant predisposing factor for the occurrence of recurrent wheezing in post RSV bronchiolitis patients. These results are similar to those from similar studies in industrialized countries.

MeSH terms

  • Bronchiolitis / complications
  • Bronchiolitis / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate / genetics
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Recurrence
  • Respiratory Sounds / etiology*
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections*
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human*
  • Retrospective Studies