Rosas-Salazar C, Chirkova T, Gebretsadik T, Chappell JD, Peebles RS, Dupont WD, Jadhao SJ, Gergen PJ, Anderson LJ, Hartert TV. Respiratory syncytial virus infection during infancy and asthma during childhood in the USA (INSPIRE): a population-based, prospective birth cohort study. Lancet (London, England). 2023 Apr 19. PMID: 37086744 [PubMed]
Early-life severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection has been associated with the onset of childhood wheezing illnesses. However, the relationship between RSV infection during infancy and the development of childhood asthma is unclear. We aimed to assess the association between RSV infection during infancy and childhood asthma.