Acute respiratory infection in children

Vijayan, V K and Reetha, A M (1987) Acute respiratory infection in children. Lung India, 5 (3). pp. 99-100. ISSN Print: 0970-2113; Online: 0974-598X

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Only recently, it has been realised that Acute Respiratory infection (ARI) is a major cause of death in children. Out of nearly 15 million children under five, dying each year, four million die of ARI, and two thirds of these are infants, and more than 90% of all these deaths occur in developing countries1. In India2, 15-20% mortality in infants and children are due to ARI. During first five years of life, on an average, a child in urban area and in rural area may suffer from 5-8 episodes3 and 1-3 episodes4 of ARI per year respectively. The higher incidence of episodes in urban area may be due to over-crowding and urban air pollution.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2013 11:30
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2016 10:37

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