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New bronchiolitis guidelines: Avoid bronchodilators, corticosteroids

KEY POINT

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released updated guidelines for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis. Treatment recommendations focused on which medications should not be administered to infants and toddlers with bronchiolitis, including albuterol or other bronchodilators, epinephrine, systemic corticosteroids, and others. 

SOURCES

Ralston SL et al. Clinical practice guideline: the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis. Pediatrics 2014;134:e1474–e1502.