International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Pediatrics | India | Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021


A Clinical Study of a Wheezing Child

Dr. Pusala Venkatanarayana


Abstract: Introduction: Wheezing or noisy breathing is one of the common symptoms with which children are consulted in the pediatric outpatient or admitted into hospital for investigation and treatment. In view of the multiplicity of conditions that cause wheezing, the present study is under-taken to study the common causes of wheezing or noisy breathing in children. Aims and Objectives: - Primary Objective: - Clinical study of wheezing child in children aged 2 months to 14 years. Secondary Objective: - To study the common causes of wheeze in our hospital setup. Results: Bronchial asthma (50%), bronchiolitis (16.6%), Tropical eosinophilia (8.3%), round worm infestation (8.3%), croup (5.81%), primary complex (4.15%), broncho pneumonia (3.32%), foreign body (2.5%), rickets with coastochondral beading (0.81%). Conclusion: Though the common cause of wheezing was Bronchial Asthma, other causes like bronchiolitis in infants, Tropical eosinophilia, and round worm infestation in elder children were responsible for Asthma like attacks.


Keywords: Bronchial Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Respiratory infections, Wheezing


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021,


Pages: 1469 - 1471


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