Infectious Disease: Chest- Bronchiolitis
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Today we’ll be covering Bronchiolitis, going along with this month’s theme, Infectious Disease- Chest Infections. If you haven’t listened to our podcast before, each week we have a case-based discussion about a medical topic to help you study for the pediatric medicine board exam. Episodes are released every weekend, and the case is then reviewed and reinforced on social media throughout the week.
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A 3 month old full term male infant presents to the Emergency Department in the winter with 3 days of worsening congestion, rhinorrhea, and difficulty breathing. On exam, the child is tachypneic with mild suprasternal and subcostal retractions and diffuse rhonchi. Oxygen saturations are 94% on room air. This child is subsequently admitted to the hospital for viral bronchiolitis. Which of the following interventions are recommended by the AAP?
- Chest X-ray
- Continuous pulse oximetry
- Albuterol aerosol
- Supplemental oxygen
- None of the above
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