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Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016
Study of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children
Dr Babu Francis  | Dr Abhilash T G
Abstract: Acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in paediatric age group. Acute respiratory tract infection is infection of any part of respiratory tract. According to WHO it can be graded as mild, moderate and severe. In the present study an attempt was made to retrospectively profile the cases of acute respiratory infections which presented to our hospital.57.3 % of cases belonged to male sex, 39 % of cases belonged to age group 1-5 years, 55.3 % of cases belonged to low socio economic status. Majority of cases presented with mild grade acute respiratory tract infections.
Keywords: ARI, WHO, Male, Low socioeconomic status, Mild grade
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,
Pages: 1791 - 1792
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