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Parainfluenza virus type 3

Parainfluenza virus type 3: Introduction

Parainfluenza virus type 3: Parainfluenza is an influenza-like viral disease that can cause croup, upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia or bronchiolitis. Type 3 virus occurs during spring and summer in temperate climates but can continue into autumn. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Parainfluenza virus type 3 is available below.

Symptoms of Parainfluenza virus type 3

Treatments for Parainfluenza virus type 3

  • 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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Parainfluenza virus type 3 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Parainfluenza virus type 3, or a subtype of Parainfluenza virus type 3, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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  1. Parainfluenza virus type 3: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
 

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