Adults at High Risk for Complications From Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection
Adults older than 65 have an increased risk of developing
complications following infection with
respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Pneumonia from an RSV infection is a particular risk
for people in this age group, especially if they have other diseases, such as
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or
Other complications older adults may develop as a result of RSV
bronchiolitis and respiratory failure. Older adults
may also recover more slowly than other age groups from RSV and
Recommended Related to Lung Disease/Respiratory Problems
A pleural effusion is an abnormal amount of fluid around the lung. Pleural effusions can result from many medical conditions. Most pleural effusions are not serious by themselves, but some require treatment to avoid problems.