respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia

respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia
viral pneumonia caused by respiratory syncytial virus, seen in infants and young children and occasionally in immunocompromised or otherwise debilitated adults; characteristics include fever, cough, dyspnea, wheezing, and crackles.

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