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Original Articles

Study of clinical profile of Acute lower respiratory tract infection in children aged 6 months to 5 years

Year : 2019 | Volume : 7 | Issue : 1 Page : 55-58

Haseeb-ul-haq1, , Ch Amith Kumar2

1Assistant Professor2Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar,Telangana.

Address for correspondence: Dr.Haseeb-ul-haq, Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics,Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar,Telangana,India.505417



Objectives: To study the various risk factors, clinical profile and outcome of acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRI) in children aged 6 month to 5 years.

Materials and Methods :100 ALRI cases fulfilling WHO criteria for Pneumonia, in the age group of 6month to 5 years were evaluated for risk factors and clinical profile.

Results:Sociodemographicfactors likeOvercrowding,Immunisation and low Socioeconomic status, Anaemia and MalnutritionAnd environmental risk factors were associated with ALRI. Conclusion:The study has identified various nutritional, sociodemographic and environmental factors for ALRI which can be intercept by effective health education of the community and effective training of peripheral health personnel.

Keywords::Risk factors; ALRI, children


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