A Prospective Study on Clinical Profile Prognostic Factors in Cases of Acute Respiratory Distress in Infant
Background: Acute respiratory infections are the significant cause of illness and death in children. Low socioeconomic status and malnutrition increase morbidity and mortality. W.H.O. reported that pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children all over the world. It is estimated that 16% of all deaths of children under 5 years old are due to pneumonia.
Methods: Total 240 infants up to 12 month were included in this study. This study was conducted in Department of pediatrics. This study conducted of duration over a period of two year.
Results: The result of this study retrieved that 198 cases were recovered & discharged, 20 cases left against medical advice & 22 cases were expired.
Conclusions: This study concludes that malnutrition, poverty, lack of breast feeding, lack of immunization and overcrowding were the most important risk factors for acute respiratory infections.
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