A molecular subtype of RSV bronchiolitis is linked to higher asthma risk

By | July 6, 2021
Yoshihiko Raita, MD was featured in a NIAID Now story about his manuscript published in Nature Communications examining which infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis are at highest risk for developing asthma. Dr. Raita and colleagues identified four distinct molecular subtypes of RSV bronchiolitis and linked a certain subtype to higher asthma risk. The investigators integrated clinical, virus, and molecular data with machine learning algorithms to uncover these distinct subtypes, and this is the first time this type of integrated analysis has been done for RSV bronchiolitis. PMID: 34127671