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Parainfluenza virus type 1

Parainfluenza virus type 1: Introduction

Parainfluenza virus type 1: Parainfluenza is an influenza-like viral disease that can cause croup, upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia or bronchiolitis. Type 1 virus occurs during autumn every second year and tends to primarily cause croup as well as respiratory tract infection. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Parainfluenza virus type 1 is available below.

Symptoms of Parainfluenza virus type 1

Treatments for Parainfluenza virus type 1

  • Treatment of infections with the parainfluenza virus depends upon the type of illness caused, the age of the patient and comorbidities. Treatments include:
    • Supportive care - Analgesics and antipyretics such as paracetamol, adequate fluid intake (oral or intravenous), oxygen therapy, intubation and ventilation in cases of severe respiratory compromise
    • Treatment of croup - quiet reassurance, oxygen therapy, fluid therapy (oral or intravenous) steroids, nebulised adrenaline, rarely intubation and ventilation in severe airway compromise
    • Treatment of bronchiolitis - monitoring, oxygen therapy, adequate fluid intake
    • Management of pneumonia - monitoring, oxygen therapy, adequate fluid intake
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