oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - Acute viral bronchiolitis : aetiology and treatment implications in a population that may be HIV co-infected : original research



Bronchiolitis remains a viral disease. In our study, CRP does not correlate with white cell count or bacterial blood culture. It is therefore, no more useful than those tests in predicting bacterial co-infection. Routine use of antibiotics should be discouraged since their use is no longer a benign intervention. Serious sequelae of both adverse events and emerging microbiological resistance, both in targeted organisms and those not targeted for therapy (collateral damage), are potential areas of concern.


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