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JUY AGUIRRE, Elisa et al. Morbidity due to acute respiratory infections in children under 5 years. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.11, pp.1490-1498. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross sectional study of 253 patients under 5 years of age, admitted with the diagnosis of acute respiratory infections in the District Hospital of Sayaxché, was carried out from January to September, 2012, with the aim of characterizing morbidity. Male sex (55.7%), children under 1 year (55.3%), exposure to passive smoke as main associated risk factor (75%), fever as clinical manifestation at admission (98%) prevailed in the series, as well as pneumonia/bronchopneumonia in this same age group (88.6%), of which 58.7% received treatment with ceftriaxone. The hospital stay was 4-6 days and most of the patients affected were better at discharge

Keywords : child; morbidity; acute respiratory infection; risk factor; antimicrobial.

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