TO DETERMINE THE MORBIDITY PROFILE OF CHILDREN ADMITTED FOR RTI IN PAEDIATRICS DEPARTMENT OF MIMS, MANDYA
Athul Raj*, Blessy David, Binu Francis and A. Vikneswari
Background: Respiratory tract infections are the main cause of children’s morbidity and mortality both in the developing and developed countries. Respiratory Tract Infection (RTI) refers to any of a number of infectious diseases involving the respiratory tract. An infection of this type is normally further classified as an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and a lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). Objectives: This was a record based prospective study with the aim to determine morbidity profile of children diagnosed as Respiratory Tract Infection Method: The study has been conducted on male and female patients who were satisfying the inclusion criteria. A suitably designed patient profile was used to collect required information Result: A total of 150 patients were analyzed in our study. Out of that 88 were males and 62 were females. The mean age of all patients was found to be 1.46±1.44 years being 2.060±2.22 and 1.132±1.40 years in males and females. And according to disease condition, male LRTI was found to be the highest in proportion Conclusion: The majority people belong to the age group of 0-2 years. Most of pediatric population in the study was male. And in LRTI, males were the highest in proportion.
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