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A 7-month-old child presents with a 4-day history of fever, deepening cough, and dyspnea. A chest x-ray shows multiple interstitials infiltrate and hyperinflation of the lungs. Multinucleated giant cells with cytoplasmic inclusion bodies are seen when a nasal wash is inoculated into the culture.



A. Acyclovir
B. Ganciclovir
C. Ribavirin
D. Trifluorothymidine
E. Zidovudine
Asked by Christopher, Last updated: Jan 25, 2020

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Barry Mclean

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered Jan 25, 2019

It is always a concern especially for parents when their babies start to show signs of being unhealthy. Such is the case for the 7-month old child in question. The right drug to use during this situation is C. Ribavirin. This is a drug that is meant to be used to get rid of viruses in the body. This can be used to treat severe respiratory infections. Some children under 1 year of age usually suffer from bronchiolitis or pneumonia. The other drugs that are given as choices are used for...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Ribavirin-the correct answer is c. ribavirin is an antiviral drug approved for the treatment of severe respiratory syncytialvirus infection, the most common cause of pneumonia and bronchiolitis in children under 1 year of age. it should be given by aerosol.acyclovir (choice a) is a guanosine analog that is useful for the treatment of primary and recurrent herpesinfections and herpes simplex virus encephalitis.ganciclovir (choice b) is a guanosine analog used in the treatment of cytomegalovirus...Read More
 

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