Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
is a virus that causes infections in the lungs and respiratory tract
. It is contagious
and spreads quickly. SRV is very common in children but also infects adults.
Your doctor may suspect RSV through physical exam
, such as ask you when the symptoms start to appear and listen to the lungs with a stethoscope. You may also be required to do some laboratory and imaging tests
These tests can help diagnose RSV, including:
- Chest X-rays (check lung inflammation).
- Swab of secretions from inside the mouth or nose (check signs of the virus).
- Blood tests (check white cell counts or viruses, bacteria and other germs).
- Using pulse oximetry (detect the oxygen in the blood).
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