The AAP updates guidelines for RSV across the country

November 19, 2022

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Williams says he served on a scientific advisory board for Quidel and an independent data monitoring committee for GlaxoSmithKline.


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NEW YORK – In this video taken on Infectious diseases in children forum, John W. Williams, MD, responds to updated guidelines issued by the AAP in response to the rise of RSV in children.

The AAP said the updated guidelines address “the need to increase emergency preparedness on a daily basis in all settings to avoid interrupting the continuous care of children’s physical and mental health care.”

Among other things, updated guidelines support giving more than five consecutive doses of palivizumab to eligible infants in areas with widespread and high RSV circulation, the AAP said.

Williams is chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital and director of the hospital’s Institute of Infection, Inflammation and Immunity in Children (i4Kids).

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AAP. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines for RSV prophylaxis, treating an increasing number of pediatric patients with respiratory infections. https://www.aap.org/en/news-room/news-releases/aap/2022/american-academy-of-pediatrics-offers-guidance-on-rsv-prophylaxis-handling-surge-of-pediatric- patients-with-respiratory-infections/. Released Nov. 18, 2022. Accessed Nov. 19, 2022.

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