As Enterovirus D68 continues to spread across the US, the prognosis for children who are hospitalized with infections tends to be good. That applies to children with asthma, as well.
“It’s hard to say whether this virus is hitting kids with asthma harder than other viruses—but it is not causing as severe symptoms as other viruses out there, like adenovirus,“ said Christopher Carroll, MD, a pediatric intensivist and asthma specialist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT.
“Even certain strains of rhinovirus are worse,” Carroll said.
Experts have discovered a possible correlation between treatment with isotretinoin and decreased risk of inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Dermatology.
Review by a German commission also found major benefits in patients who had not responded to prior treatment with other medications.