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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 67-70

Acute respiratory infections in children admitted in a hospital of Calcutta.

All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, Calcutta

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P Roy
All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, Calcutta

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Analysis of records of admitted children (0-12 years) in Chittaranjan Sishusadan Hospital, Calcutta during 1987 revealed that acute respiratory infections contributed 20.1% of all admissions. Lower respiratory infections were common. 93.7% of children were below 5 years of age. Case fatality rate due to ARI was the highest (17.6%) during infancy. Higher number of admissions were observed during the monsoon months.

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