The incidence of lower respiratory tract infection (lrti) on preschool children

Velickova, Nevenka and Gacova, Marina and Kamcev, Nikola and Panova, Gordana (2012) The incidence of lower respiratory tract infection (lrti) on preschool children. In: 30th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, 8-12 May, 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece.


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Introduction: Respiratory illnesses on children are common, serious and important. Chronic respiratory disease is also the second most common reason for hospitalisation. Aim of the study: To confirme the incidence of LRTI on preschool children because that includes its large burden of disease and the effect of illness on the children. Matherial and methods: The diagnosis is consist of further careful observation, auscultation and percussion. A careful routine of observation is essential to identify LRTI early because most often lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is accompanied by fever and may be preceded by a typical viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). Results: In January to march (2011) in Clinical hospital in Shtip (R. of Macedonia) were hospitalized 392 preschool children. 79 of them had LRTI and they were hospitalised twice in the year and 3% were hospitalised five times or more. Lower respiratory infections (LRI) include bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, empyema, endobronchial infection, suppurative lung disease, lung abscesses, croup and pertussis. Chronic respiratory infection has been demonstrated in 26% of children. Conclusion: Results suggest that LRTI usually consist in the firs mounts of the year and they rapidly incresed every year. LRTI is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular illness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Nevenka Velickova
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 13:25
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2013 13:25

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