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Cases were taken in children between 6 months to 6 years of age presenting with Gastroenteritis and Lower respiratory tract infection and controls were taken in the same age group with minor ailments after fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in the study.
Management of combined upper and lower respiratory tract amyloidosis is strictly surgical.
Bacteriological profile and antibiogram pattern of lower respiratory tract infections in a tertiary care hospital in northern India.
Design and rationale of the procalcitonin antibiotic consensus trial ProACT, a multicenter randomized trial of procalcitonin antibiotic guidance in lower respiratory tract infection.
Notably, maternal vaccination reduced infant hospitalization for RSV lower respiratory tract infection by 44% during the first 90 days of life, when levels of transplacentally transferred neutralizing antibodies against RSV A and B were highest, with events occurring in 57 of 2,765 evaluable infants in the active treatment arm and in 53 of 1,430 controls.
All children presenting with clinical symptoms suggestive of acute lower respiratory tract infections were evaluated in detail in hospital on IPD basis.
Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI's) are those infections, which present with symptoms comprising of cough, dyspnoea, expectoration, chest pain/discomfort and wheeze usually for a period of 7-21 days.
"The provision of procalcitonin assay results, along with instructions on their interpretation, to emergency department and hospital-based clinicians did not result in less use of antibiotics than did usual care among patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infection," the authors write.
Accumulation of GAGs in the lower respiratory tract causes softening and weakness of the supporting cartilage, resulting in tracheobronchial stenosis and malacia [7].
A study of infants in Paarl, South Africa, suggests that antenatal exposure to indoor air pollution and tobacco smoke are the predominant risk factors for lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) and wheezing illnesses in infants.
Nearly all deaths among children under five with influenza-related lower respiratory tract infections occur in developing countries.
Infections facing people with advanced kidney disease include lower respiratory tract disease, urinary tract infections and blood poisoning, researchers said.

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