Bronchiolitis is a common viral illness. It is most commonly caused by respiratory syncytial virus and typically occurs over the late fall and winter months. Children less than 2 years of age are most commonly affected, with the largest burden of illness being in children less than 12 months of age.



Clinical guidelines

Clinical Guideline: Clinical practice guideline: the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis


Ralston SL, Lieberthal AS, Meissner HC, Alverson BK, Baley JE, Gadomski AM, J...

This guideline is a revision of the clinical practice guideline, Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiolitis, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2006. The guideline applies to children from 1 through 23 months of age. Other exclusions are noted. Each key action statement indicates level of evidence, benefit-harm relationship, and level of recommendation.

Clinical Guideline: Bronchiolitis: Recommendations for diagnosis, monitoring and management of children one to 24 months of age


Canadian Paediatric Society

The goals of this statement are to build on the comprehensive peer-reviewed AAP statement by incorporating new evidence published over the past eight years, while providing the clinician with recommendations to help guide diagnosis, monitoring and management of previously healthy children one to 24 months of age who present with signs of bronchiolitis.