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Risk factors for severe RSV infection

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risk factors for severe RSV infection

  • chronic lung disease (e.g., bronchopulmonary dysplasia)
  • current weight < 11 lb (5 kg)
  • cyanotic congenital heart disease
  • immune compromise (e.g., severe combined immunodeficiency)
  • in utero exposure to tobacco smoke
  • low socioeconomic status
  • neuromuscular disease
  • premature birth (before 35 weeks of gestation) (1)


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