Continuing Medical Education

Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa: Diagnosis and current management

Robin J Green, Heather J Zar


This issue of CME profiles acute viral bronchiolitis – a common
condition that is often not serious. Nonetheless, each year a number of
infants, particularly
those with an underlying susceptibility to severe
disease, are admitted to hospital or even to paediatric intensive care units.
This series of articles highlights the diagnostic principles involved, and
emphasises the principles of management and prevention.

Authors' affiliations

Robin J Green, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa

Heather J Zar, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and MRC Unit on Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Acute viral bronchiolitis; Management; Treatment

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(4):327. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i4.10704

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-02-22
Date published: 2016-02-22

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