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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


LEON LOPEZ, Rogelio; GALLEGO MACHADO, Bárbara Rosa  and  DIAZ NOVAS, José. Acute respiratory infections and associated factors. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.5-6. ISSN 0864-2125.

A descriptive and retrospective study was conducted to know the relation between acute respiratory infections and some associated factors selected in infants from the health area of “30 de Noviembre” Teaching Polyclinic, in “10 de Octubre” municipality, between 2001 and 2003. The incidence of these diseases in the above period was 933 x 1000. It was observed that most of the infants had an adequate immunological and nutritional state, and that they did not have any history of respiratory allergy. The institutionalization of these children did not influence on the appearance of these diseases. There was a predominance of the symptomatic treatment.

Keywords : Acute respiratory infections; institutionalization.

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