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Respiratory Score of Groothuis et al for a Patient with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection

Purpose:

To evaluate a pediatric patient for findings of a respiratory tract infection using the respiratory score of Groothuis et al developed for RSV.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, selection, response to therapy

ICD-10:

A80

Description:

Groothuis et al developed a score for evaluating a pediatric patient with a respiratory infection associated with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This score can help identify patients who require more aggressive management and it can be used to monitor patients following therapy. The authors are from multiple university hospitals in the United States participating in the RSV Immunge Globulin Study Group.

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