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Respiratory System

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A month old HIV positive child following URTI developed sudden onset of breathlessness. The chest x-ray shows hyperinflation. The O, saturation was greater than 90o/o. The treatment of choice is (AIIMS May 2014)



A Cotrimoxazole
B Ribavarin

C IV Ganciclovir
D Nebulized Acyclovir

Ans. B

Ribavarin

a. The child with HIV is suffering from Bronchialitis.

b. Antibiotics are ot usually used in the treatment of Bronchrolirrb who are previously healthy but Ribayarin shortens the duration of treatment in patient who have Immunodeficiency, Cotgenital heart disease, chronic lung disease

c. The child in the question is having Immunodeficiency due to, HIV infection. Therefore Ribavain should be used in the treatment of this patient.

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